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English definition of “servitude”

servitude

noun [U]     /ˈsɜː.vɪ.tjuːd/ US  /ˈsɝː.vɪ.tuːd/ formal
the state of being under the control of someone else and of having no freedom: In the past, the majority of women were consigned to a lifetime of servitude and poverty.Lack of freedom to act
(Definition of servitude noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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