servitude

If you're free-spirited you won't enjoy servitude, mainly because servitude means you have to answer to a master, like a servant does.

Slavery, a brutal form of servitude, existed in the United States until the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865. Before this, thousands upon thousands of African Americans were forced into servitude, where they were forced to perform labor for their masters. A key to remembering the meaning of servitude is the fact that it resembles servant. If your friend rear-ends you but doesn't have insurance, let him pay for the damage in servitude. Make him your personal assistant for a month!

Definitions of servitude
1

n state of subjection to an owner or master or forced labor imposed as punishment

“penal servitude
Types:
villainage, villeinage
the legal status or condition of servitude of a villein or feudal serf
Type of:
bondage, slavery, thraldom, thrall, thralldom
the state of being under the control of another person

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