Webster 1913 Edition
-entis, p. pr. See
Fitted or disposed to subserve; useful in an inferior capacity; serving to promote some end; subordinate; hence, servile, truckling.
Scarce ever reading anything which he did not make
subservientin one kind or other.
These ranks of creatures are
subservientone to another.
Their temporal ambition was wholly
subservientto their proselytizing spirit.
Webster 1828 Edition
Hammond had an incredible dexterity, scarcely ever reading any thing which he did not make subservient in one kind or other.
1.Subordinate; acting as a subordinate instrument. These are the creatures of God, subordinate to him, and subservient to his will.
These ranks of creatures are subservient one to another.