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Definitions of servitude

(also: international servitude) an international agreement which gives a territory some permanent status or grants rights over bodies of water

A servitude may arise by treaty or by local custom.

a limited right that someone has to use the land belonging to another eg a right of way (=a path or road over private land which people are legally allowed to use); a claim or other liability attached to a piece of property

The Kruses are owners of a panhandle stand to which they have access through a servitude with right-of-way through Rossouw's property.

the state of being a slave

The two defendants each face six counts of holding a person in slavery or servitude at addresses in Portsmouth and Chichester.