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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·al a.
 1. Actually being or existing; not fictitious or imaginary; as, a description of real life.
 Whereat I waked, and found
 Before mine eyes all real, as the dream
 Had lively shadowed.   --Milton.
 2. True; genuine; not artificial, counterfeit, or factitious; often opposed to ostensible; as, the real reason; real Madeira wine; real ginger.
 Whose perfection far excelled
 Hers in all real dignity.   --Milton.
 3. Relating to things, not to persons. [Obs.]
    Many are perfect in men's humors that are not greatly capable of the real part of business.   --Bacon.
 4. Alg. Having an assignable arithmetical or numerical value or meaning; not imaginary.
 5. Law Pertaining to things fixed, permanent, or immovable, as to lands and tenements; as, real property, in distinction from personal or movable property.
 Chattels real Law, such chattels as are annexed to, or savor of, the realty, as terms for years of land. See Chattel.
 Real action Law, an action for the recovery of real property.
 Real assets Law, lands or real estate in the hands of the heir, chargeable with the debts of the ancestor.
 Real composition Eccl. Law, an agreement made between the owner of lands and the parson or vicar, with consent of the ordinary, that such lands shall be discharged from payment of tithes, in consequence of other land or recompense given to the parson in lieu and satisfaction thereof. --Blackstone.
 Real estate or Real property, lands, tenements, and hereditaments; freehold interests in landed property; property in houses and land. --Kent. --Burrill.
 Real presence R. C. Ch., the actual presence of the body and blood of Christ in the eucharist, or the conversion of the substance of the bread and wine into the real body and blood of Christ; transubstantiation. In other churches there is a belief in a form of real presence, not however in the sense of transubstantiation.
 Real servitude, called also Predial servitude Civil Law, a burden imposed upon one estate in favor of another estate of another proprietor. --Erskine. --Bouvier.
 Syn: -- Actual; true; genuine; authentic.
 Usage: -- Real, Actual. Real represents a thing to be a substantive existence; as, a real, not imaginary, occurrence. Actual refers to it as acted or performed; and, hence, when we wish to prove a thing real, we often say, “It actually exists,” “It has actually been done.” Thus its reality is shown by its actuality. Actual, from this reference to being acted, has recently received a new signification, namely, present; as, the actual posture of affairs; since what is now in action, or going on, has, of course, a present existence. An actual fact; a real sentiment.
 For he that but conceives a crime in thought,
 Contracts the danger of an actual fault.   --Dryden.
    Our simple ideas are all real; all agree to the reality of things.   --Locke.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Serv·i·tude n.
 1. The state of voluntary or compulsory subjection to a master; the condition of being bound to service; the condition of a slave; slavery; bondage; hence, a state of slavish dependence.
 You would have sold your king to slaughter,
 His princes and his peers to servitude.   --Shak.
    A splendid servitude; . . . for he that rises up early, and goes to bed late, only to receive addresses, is really as much abridged in his freedom as he that waits to present one.   --South.
 2. Servants, collectively. [Obs.]
 After him a cumbrous train
 Of herds and flocks, and numerous servitude.   --Milton.
 3. Law A right whereby one thing is subject to another thing or person for use or convenience, contrary to the common right.
 Note:The object of a servitude is either to suffer something to be done by another, or to omit to do something, with respect to a thing. The easements of the English correspond in some respects with the servitudes of the Roman law. Both terms are used by common law writers, and often indiscriminately. The former, however, rather indicates the right enjoyed, and the latter the burden imposed.
 Penal servitude. See under Penal.
 Personal servitude Law, that which arises when the use of a thing is granted as a real right to a particular individual other than the proprietor.
 Predial servitude Law, that which one estate owes to another estate. When it related to lands, vineyards, gardens, or the like, it is called rural; when it related to houses and buildings, it is called urban.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ur·ban a.
 1. Of or belonging to a city or town; as, an urban population.
 2. Belonging to, or suiting, those living in a city; cultivated; polite; urbane; as, urban manners.
 Urban servitude. See Predial servitude, under Servitude.