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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 is an intelligence in servitude to his organs.
Aldous Huxley

Today we have access to highly advanced technologies. But our social and economic system has not kept up with our technological capabilities that could easily create a world of abundance, free of servitude and debt.
Jacque Fresco

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

The sovereign being is burdened with a servitude that crushes him, and the condition of free men is deliberate servility.
Georges Bataille
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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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