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Definition of Servitude


  1. The state of voluntary or compulsory subjection to a master; the condition of being bound to service; the condition of a slave; slavery; bondage; hence, a state of slavish dependence.
  2. Servants, collectively.
  3. A right whereby one thing is subject to another thing or person for use or convenience, contrary to the common right.

Servitude Quotations

Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.
Alexis de Tocqueville

Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder.
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Justifying conscription to promote the cause of liberty is one of the most bizarre notions ever conceived by man! Forced servitude, with the risk of death and serious injury as a price to live free, makes no sense.
Ron Paul

People who care about each other enjoy doing things for one another. They don't consider it servitude.
Ann Landers

The real passion of the twentieth century is servitude.
Albert Camus
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Servitude Translations

servitude in Dutch is herendienst, lijfeigenschap
servitude in French is servage
servitude in German is Sklaverei
servitude in Latin is ligatio, famulatus
servitude in Spanish is servidumbre
servitude in Swedish is slaveri
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