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Encyclopedia > Servitude

Servitude may refer to:

  • In economics and marketing, a service is the non-material equivalent of a good. Service provision has been defined as an economic activity that does not result in ownership, and this is what differentiates it from providing physical goods. It is claimed to be a process that creates benefits by... Service
  • Conscription is a general term for involuntary labor demanded by some established authority, e.g, Old Testament commentaries use the term to describe the levies of labor used to build the Temple, but it is most often used in the specific sense of government policies that require citizens to serve... conscription
  • Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. In a commercial setting, the employer conceives of a productive activity, generally with the intention of creating profits, and the employee contributes labour to the enterprise, usually in return for payment of wages... employment
  • Slavery is any of a number of related conditions involving control of a person against his or her will, enforced by violence or other clear forms of coercion. It almost always occurs for the purpose of securing the labour of the person or people concerned. A specific form, chattel slavery... Slavery
  • An Indentured servant is an unfree labourer under contract to work (for a specified amount of time) for another person, often without any pay, but in exchange for accommodation, food, other essentials and/or free passage to a new country. After working for a number of years they were free... indentured servitude

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Indentured servant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1243 words)
Indentured servitude was a normal part of the landscape in England and Ireland during the 1600s.
An indentured servant's lot in the establishment was often no harder than that of a contemporary apprentice, who was similarly bound by contract and owed hard, unpaid labor while "serving his time." At the end of the allotted time, an indentured servant was given a new suit of clothes and set loose.
Indentured servitude was a method of increasing the number of residents/emigrants, especially in the British colonies.
House of Lords - Axis West Developments Ltd. v. Chartwell Land Investments Ltd. (Scotland) (5228 words)
Servitudes are limitations on the property of the owner of the servient tenement in favour of the owner of the dominant tenement.
The deed which grants the servitude does not need to define the extent of the servient tenement, because the servient tenement is taken to be the whole of the land over which it is granted which was in the ownership of the grantor at the date of the deed.
The servitude has the character of a real burden over the whole of the lands which were in the ownership of the proprietor of the servient tenement at the date of the grant.
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