servitor

noun
ser·​vi·​tor | \ ˈsər-və-tər How to pronounce servitor (audio) , -ˌtȯr \

Definition of servitor

: a male servant

First Known Use of servitor

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for servitor

Middle English servitour, borrowed from Anglo-French & Medieval Latin; Anglo-French servitur, servitour, borrowed from Medieval Latin servītor, from Latin servīre "to be at the service of, serve entry 1" + -tor, agent suffix

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“Servitor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/servitor. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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