Pronunciation: (sûr'vi-tOOd", -tyOOd"), [key]
1. slavery or bondage of any kind: political or intellectual servitude.
2. compulsory service or labor as a punishment for criminals: penal servitude.
3. Law.a right possessed by one person to use another's property.
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