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Definition: Predial servitude
, n. [L. servitudo: cf. F. servitude.]
1. The state of voluntary or compulsory subjection to a
master; the condition of being bound to service; the
condition of a slave; slavery; bondage; hence, a state of
You would have sold your king to slaughter,
His princes and his peers to servitude. --Shak.
A splendid servitude; . . . for he that rises up
early, and goes to bed late, only to receive
addresses, is really as much abridged in his freedom
as he that waits to present one. --South.
2. Servants, collectively. [Obs.]
After him a cumbrous train
Of herds and flocks, and numerous servitude.
3. (Law) A right whereby one thing is subject to another
thing or person for use or convenience, contrary to the
Note: The object of a servitude is either to suffer something
to be done by another, or to omit to do something, with
respect to a thing. The easements of the English
correspond in some respects with the servitudes of the
Roman law. Both terms are used by common law writers,
and often indiscriminately. The former, however, rather
indicates the right enjoyed, and the latter the burden
imposed. --Ayliffe. Erskine. E. Washburn.
. See under Penal
(Law), that which arises when the use of
a thing is granted as a real right to a particular
individual other than the proprietor.
(Law), that which one estate owes to
another estate. When it related to lands, vineyards,
gardens, or the like, it is called rural; when it related
to houses and buildings, it is called urban.
(r[=e]"al), a. [LL. realis, fr. L. res, rei, a
thing: cf. F. r['e]el. Cf. Rebus
1. Actually being or existing; not fictitious or imaginary;
as, a description of real life.
Whereat I waked, and found
Before mine eyes all real, as the dream
Had lively shadowed. --Milton.
2. True; genuine; not artificial, counterfeit, or factitious;
often opposed to ostensible
; as, the real reason; real
Madeira wine; real ginger.
Whose perfection far excelled
Hers in all real dignity. --Milton.
3. Relating to things, not to persons. [Obs.]
Many are perfect in men's humors that are not
greatly capable of the real part of business.
4. (Alg.) Having an assignable arithmetical or numerical
value or meaning; not imaginary.
5. (Law) Pertaining to things fixed, permanent, or immovable,
as to lands and tenements; as, real property, in
distinction from personal or movable property.
(Law), such chattels as are annexed to, or
savor of, the realty, as terms for years of land. See
(Law), an action for the recovery of real
(Law), lands or real estate in the hands of the
heir, chargeable with the debts of the ancestor.
(Eccl. Law), an agreement made between the
owner of lands and the parson or vicar, with consent of
the ordinary, that such lands shall be discharged from
payment of tithes, in consequence of other land or
recompense given to the parson in lieu and satisfaction
or Real property
, lands, tenements, and
hereditaments; freehold interests in landed property;
property in houses and land. --Kent. --Burrill.
(R. C. Ch.), the actual presence of the body
and blood of Christ in the eucharist, or the conversion of
the substance of the bread and wine into the real body and
blood of Christ; transubstantiation. In other churches
there is a belief in a form of real presence, not however
in the sense of transubstantiation.
, called also Predial servitude
Law), a burden imposed upon one estate in favor of another
estate of another proprietor. --Erskine. --Bouvier.
Syn: Actual; true; genuine; authentic.
. Real represents a thing to be a
substantive existence; as, a real, not imaginary,
occurrence. Actual refers to it as acted or performed;
and, hence, when we wish to prove a thing real, we
often say, “It actually exists,” “It has actually
Thus its reality is shown by its
actuality. Actual, from this reference to being acted,
has recently received a new signification, namely,
present; as, the actual posture of affairs; since what
is now in action, or going on, has, of course, a
present existence. An actual fact; a real sentiment.
For he that but conceives a crime in thought,
Contracts the danger of an actual fault.
Our simple ideas are all real; all agree to the
reality of things. --Locke.