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servitude

noun [U] uk   /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
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