KJV Dictionary Definition: servitude


SERV'ITUDE, n. L. servitudo or servitus. See Serve.

1. The condition of a slave; the state of involuntary subjection to a master; slavery; bondage. Such is the state of slaves in America. A large portion of the human race is in servitude.

2. The state of a servant. Less common and less proper.

3. The condition of a conquered country.

4. A state of slavish dependence. Some persons may be in love with splendid servitude.

5. Servants, collectively. Not in use.