What does "Servitude" mean?


(n.) A right whereby one thing is subject to another thing or person for use or convenience, contrary to the common right (n.) Servants, collectively (n.) 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

Example: "Penal servitude"

Word Family servitudes