Palpably he was one of his hangerson but for the matter of that it was merely a question of one preying on his nextdoor neighbour all round, in every deep, so to put it, a deeper depth and for the matter of that if the man in the street chanced to be in the dock himself penal servitude with or without the option of a fine would be a very rara avis altogether.
There are no more uses of "servitude" in the book.
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living in political servitude to their powerful neighbor
an almost medieval system of servitude that each year turns thousands of young women from underdeveloped Asian countries into virtual slaves for prosperous Arab families
Time, 1995 -- http://www.time.com/time/international/1995/951023/justice.html(retrieved 02/18/10)