Ser·​vite ˈsər-ˌvīt How to pronounce Servite (audio)
: a member of the mendicant Order of Servants of Mary founded in Florence, Italy, in 1233
Servite adjective

Examples of Servite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Monarchs return home to begin Trinity League play next week against Servite. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 23 Sep. 2023 Another switching from college to high school is Servite’s Chris Reinert, who most recently coached at the University of Colorado. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 16 Aug. 2023 Junior infielder Hayden Woodson of Servite has committed to USC. . . Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 7 Aug. 2023 The weekend wedding at Servite Church had all the classic elements, and the festivities began when Felicitas arrived in a vintage convertible with her dad, Count Lukas von Hartig. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 12 June 2023

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Word History


New Latin Servita, from Medieval Latin servus "servant" (after the order's Latin name Ordo Servorum Beatae Mariae Virginis "Order of the Servants of the Blessed Virgin Mary") + -ita -ite entry 1 — more at serve entry 1

First Known Use

circa 1550, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Servite was circa 1550

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“Servite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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