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servitude

ser·vi·tude

servitude

 
 
pronunciation:
suhr vih tud
part of speech: noun
definition 1: bondage or slavery.
Many people in the conquered lands were forced into servitude.
synonyms:
bondage, enslavement, slavery, thrall, thralldom
similar words:
chain
definition 2: compulsory labor as a criminal penalty.
synonyms:
hard labor