Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In law, service; servitude.

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Examples

  • Dives ille cibo interdicitur, et in omni copia sua cibum non accipit, cum interea totum ejus servitium hilare sit, atque epuletur.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Da uxores meas, et liberos meos, propter quas servivi tibi, et ibo: tu enim nosti servitium meum, quo servivi tibi.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2

  • Denique multis diebus per dubitationem consumptis quum modo taedio rerum adversarum omnia bello potiora duceret, interdum secum ipse reputaret, quam gravis casus in servitium ex regno foret, multis magnisque praesidiis nequidquam perditis, de integro bellum sumit.

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

  • At Numidae saepe antea vineis Romanorum subversis, item incensis, non castelli moenibus sese tutabantur; sed pro muro dies noctesque agitare, maledicere Romanis ac Mario vecordiam objectare; militibus nostris Jugurthae servitium minari, secundis rebus feroces esse.

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

  • Hæc convenit iis, qui nihil sibi Christo carius aliquid existimant: propter servitium sanctum, quod professi sunt, seu propter metum gehennæ, vel gloriam vitæ æternæ, mox ut aliquid imperatum a majore fuerit, ac si divinitus imperetur, moram pati nesciunt in faciendo. '

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 4, April, 1864

  • "De hac terra [Longedune] tempore Regis Edwardi tenebant ix liberi homines xviii hidas et secabant uno die in pratis domini sui et faciebant servitium sicut eis precipiebatur."

    The Customs of Old England

  • These services had the name of _magnum servitium_, or grand sergeanty, as being attached to the person of the king, and involve the honour of knighthood in all cases; no person under the rank of a knight, nor a minor or female tenant, being allowed to perform them.

    Coronation Anecdotes

  • This is the constitution which, more than any other, requires the citizen to arm himself with strength and constancy, and to repeat every day of his life what a virtuous Palatine2said in the Diet of Poland: Mal pericolosam libertatem quam quietum servitium.3

    The Social Contract

  • Resolved to continue the work of reform commenced by Gregory VII, and being obliged to struggle against the antipope, Guibert of Ravenna, and the Emperor Henry IV, he sought to surround himself with devoted allies and called his ancient master ad Sedis Apostolicae servitium.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

  • : "Principari enim debet in omnibus et dominari voluntas dei, reliqua autem omnia huic cedere et subdita esse et in servitium dedita" ... "substantia omnium voluntas dei;" see also the fragment V. in Harvey, Iren.,

    History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7)

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