Servage

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Servage Serfage; slavery; servitude.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n servage Servitude; subjection; service; specifically, the service of a lover.
    • n servage In old English and feudal law, the bringing to his lord's service of other workmen by a tenant in addition to his own service or rent; also, the like bringing of other vassals by a subject to his sovereign or chief.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Servage (obs.) servitude: the service of a lover
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. servage,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. servir—L. servīre, to serve.

Usage

In literature:

Sir, said Sir Lamorak, remember that we were together in the Isle of Servage, and at that time ye promised me great friendship.
"Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I (of II)" by Thomas Malory
What have we deserved, or why should we be kept thus in servage?
"Chronicle and Romance (The Harvard Classics Series)" by Jean Froissart, Thomas Malory, Raphael Holinshed
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