Servitus

SERVITUS, civil law. A service or servitude; a burden imposed by law, or the agreement of parties upon certain persons, for the benefit of others; or upon one estate for the advantage of another, or for the benefit of another person than the owner.

SERVITUS. Servitude; slavery; a state of bondage. "Servitus autem, est constitutio," say the Institutes of Justinian, 1, 3, 2, "qua quis dominio alieno contra naturam subjicitur." Servitude is a disposition of the law of nations, by which, against common right, one man has been subjected to the dominion of another. See Bract. 4 b; Co. Litt. 116.

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En effet, la servitude, en raison de l'adage servitus in faciendo consistere non potest (la servitude ne peut consister en une obligation de faire) cantonne le champ des obligations de faire a un role accessoire.
Thomas Aquinas opined that: "Although the subjection of one person to another (servitus) was not part of the primary intention of the natural law, it was appropriate and socially useful in a world impaired by original sin."
Nulla subjectio, nulla servitus, nullum onus unquam impositum fuit, nisi populus qui subiturus illa onera erat, impositioni eiusmodi voluntarie consentiret.
D.1.5.4.1 Servitus est constitutio iuris gentium, qua quis dominio alieno contra naturam subicitur.
Propter peccatum enim venit captivitas, et per captivitatem servitus (HAIMO, Colossenses: 762D).
Indeed, this is expressed well by the Latin maxim, misera est servitus ubi jus est aut incognitum aut vagum ("miserable is that state of slavery in which the law is unknown or uncertain").
(19) "Nec advertitis dominantem cupidinem, quia cecis estis, venenos susurrio blandientem, minis frustatoriis cohibentem, nec non captivantem vos in lege peccati, ac sacrissimis legibus que iustitie naturalis imitantur ymaginem, parere vetantem; observantia quarum, si leta, si libera, non tantum non servitus esse probatur, quin ymo perspicaciter intuenti liquet ut est ipsa summa libertas.")(402)