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[sur-vi-ter] /ˈsɜr vɪ tər/
a person who is in or at the service of another; attendant.
a glass worker who blocks the gather and does the preliminary blowing of glass for the gaffer.
Origin of servitor
1300-50; Middle English servitour < Anglo-French < Late Latin servītor, equivalent to Latin servī(re) to serve + -tor -tor Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for servitor
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  • All genius now is, at its best, but a servitor—well or ill fed.

  • Sin-gashid, of Uruk, servitor of Lugal-banda and Nin-gul, 95-6.

  • As was usual when he or any other servitor was in attendance on Waring, the reward had been munificent.

    Waring's Peril Charles King
  • There could be no higher honor than to be the servitor of this man's lady.

    A Voice in the Wilderness Grace Livingston Hill
  • They were interrupted at that moment by the servitor, to whom the reader has already been introduced.

    The Hot Swamp R.M. Ballantyne
  • The word for "his servitor" (m'chartho) is used also of Joshua.

    The Expositor's Bible F. W. Farrar
  • George Whitefield, a servitor at Pembroke in 1732, also shared his rooms with others.

    Rowlandson's Oxford A. Hamilton Gibbs
  • Whitfield was a servitor, and the father of the Wesleys also.

    Oxford and its Story Cecil Headlam
  • He threw his rein to a servitor, and hastened to his chamber.

    Albrecht Arlo Bates
  • Deyroclych is Daoroglach, and is the Gaelic rendering of servitor.

British Dictionary definitions for servitor


(archaic) a person who serves another
Word Origin
C14: from Old French servitour, from Late Latin servītor, from Latin servīre to serve
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