• WordNet 3.6
    • n servitor someone who performs the duties of an attendant for someone else
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Servitor (Univ. of Oxford, Eng) An undergraduate, partly supported by the college funds, whose duty it formerly was to wait at table. A servitor corresponded to a sizar in Cambridge and Dublin universities.
    • Servitor One who serves; a servant; an attendant; one who acts under another; a follower or adherent. "Your trusty and most valiant servitor ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n servitor One who serves or attends; a subordinate; a follower; an adherent.
    • n servitor Specifically.
    • n servitor A male domestic servant; a menial.
    • n servitor (b ) One who serves in the army; a soldier.
    • n servitor Formerly, at Oxford University, an undergraduate who was partly supported by the college funds, who was distinguished by peculiar dress, and whose duty it was to wait at table on the fellows and gentlemen commoners. This class of scholars no longer exists, and practically has not existed for a century. The statement of Thackeray below is inexact, inasmuch as the Oxford servitors did not correspond to the Cambridge sizars, but to the subsizars.
    • n servitor (d ) One who professes duty or service: formerly used in phrases of civility.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Servitor one who serves: a servant: a follower or adherent: a male servant, a menial: soldier: formerly in Oxford, an undergraduate partly supported by the college, his duty to wait on the fellows and gentlemen commoners at table
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  • Edwin Hubbel Chapin
    “The best men are not those who have waited for chances but who have taken them; besieged the chance; conquered the chance; and made chance the servitor.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. servire, to serve: cf. F. serviteur,


In literature:

An old Irish servitor met him at the door.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
Both services were needless, but she rewarded each eager servitor with a dimpled smile.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
Indeed, to serve their purpose, these honest servitors of Jesus will even act as spies to the criminal Government of Abd'ul-Hamid.
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
Yet he knew then that his rage was not against them, innocent servitors of a higher power.
"The Prisoner" by Alice Brown
Nor did he wait to secure his faithful servitor, or to think of anything practical at all.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
At brief intervals, servitors, always smiling, passed carrying trays with wines and foods.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
Does he seize the boar's head, or something equally attractive, and rush back to his fainting servitor with the prize?
"Punch, or, the London Charivari, Volume 98, March 8, 1890." by Various
Owing to the great poverty of his mother, he could only go to Oxford as a servitor, and his career there was a very painful one.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, v. 13" by Various
At first he modestly held himself as nothing more than the tool and servitor of these great men.
"A Captain in the Ranks" by George Cary Eggleston
At my elbows were two powerful armed servitors of this strange half-military household, to escort me.
"The Bright Face of Danger" by Robert Neilson Stephens
A little servitor bounced into the hall.
"The Royal Book of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
The living was snug enough in what parts of the mansion the steward and his two servitors put to their own daily use.
"The Continental Dragoon" by Robert Neilson Stephens
For these ancient servitors are to be approached in only one way if results are to be had.
"Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist" by John T. McIntyre
Rising from beside his sleeping wife, he stole away, and rousing several trusty servitors he set sail from his native shores.
"Legends & Romances of Brittany" by Lewis Spence
He was eager to tell him his servitor days were over, that he could now take his place in their band as an equal.
"Rastignac the Devil" by Philip José Farmer
Kingdoms and principalities are under his foot because the masses are his servitors.
"Rose MacLeod" by Alice Brown
Yet here she was, handing victual like a servitor, before a field-preaching.
"The Men of the Moss-Hags" by S. R. Crockett
Then the poor dumb servitor returned again with the barge, rowing it slowly and sadly back to Astolat.
"Historic Tales, Vol 14 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
No, those servitors had rebelled at heart against both mistress and maid, but the master's dictum had for a time enforced obedience.
"A Soldier's Trial" by Charles King
What uncertainty rests over the fate of her most faithful servitors!
"Marie Antoinette and the Downfall of Royalty" by Imbert de Saint-Amand

In poetry:

"For fate is servitor of love;
Desire and hope and longing prove
The secret of immortal youth,
And Nature cheats us into truth.
"The Seeking Of The Waterfall" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Where is that kindness from above
Of which Thy servitors have heard,
The boon of Thy peculiar love,
For which we have our fathers' word?
"Establish Peace" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
Yet, deignest Thou to sojourn in the world,
Only a human soul is Thine abode,
As Luther, man and servitor of God,
Or Melanchthon, who is Thy wisdom's bee.
"A Durer Painting Of The Saviour's Head" by Josef Svatopluk Machar
Little One, Little One, Master and LORD,
Kings of the Earth come, desiring Thy Face;
I, Thy poor servitor, lowly afford
All that my life holds, for all is Thy Grace.
"Bethlehem" by Michael Fairless
Here by those servitors of Sound,
Warders of that enchanted ground,
My soul and sense were seized and bound,
And, in a dungeon deep of trees
Entranced, were laid at lazy ease,
The charge of woodland mysteries.
"The Forest Way" by Madison Julius Cawein