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Webster 1913 Edition


Subservient

Sub-serv′i-ent

,
Adj.
[L.
subserviens
,
-entis
, p. pr. See
Subserve
.]
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
subservient
in one kind or other.
Bp. Fell.
These ranks of creatures are
subservient
one to another.
Ray.
Their temporal ambition was wholly
subservient
to their proselytizing spirit.
Burke.

Webster 1828 Edition


Subservient

SUBSERV'IENT

,
Adj.
[L. subserviens.] Useful as an instrument to promote a purpose;serving to promote some end.
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.

Definition 2022


subservient

subservient

English

Adjective

subservient (comparative more subservient, superlative most subservient)

  1. Useful in an inferior capacity.
  2. Obsequiously submissive.

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Latin

Verb

subservient

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of subserviō