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Subservience

Subservience Meaning & Definition
Subservience Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Subservience?

[n] abject or cringing submissiveness
[n] in a subservient state
[n] the condition of being something that is useful in reaching an end or carrying out a plan; "all his actions were in subservience to the general plan"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Subservience: obsequiousness | servility | subservientness

Related Terms | Find terms related to Subservience:

See Also | condition | status | submissiveness | subordinateness | subsidiarity | sycophancy

Subservience In Webster's Dictionary

\Sub*serv"i*ence\, Subserviency \Sub*serv"i*en*cy\, n. The quality or state of being subservient; instrumental fitness or use; hence, willingness to serve another's purposes; in a derogatory sense, servility. The body wherein appears much fitness, use, and subserviency to infinite functions. --Bentley. There is a regular subordination and subserviency among all the parts to beneficial ends. --Cheyne.

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