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servitor

[sur-vi-ter]
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noun
  1. a person who is in or at the service of another; attendant.
  2. a glass worker who blocks the gather and does the preliminary blowing of glass for the gaffer.
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Origin of servitor

1300–50; Middle English servitour < Anglo-French < Late Latin servītor, equivalent to Latin servī(re) to serve + -tor -tor
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Examples from the Web for servitor

Historical Examples

  • All genius now is, at its best, but a servitor—well or ill fed.

    Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida

    Ouida

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for servitor

servitor

noun
  1. archaic a person who serves another
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Word Origin

C14: from Old French servitour, from Late Latin servītor, from Latin servīre to serve
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