Subservience
Subservience 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. [1913 Webster]

The body wherein appears much fitness, use, and subserviency to infinite functions. --Bentley. [1913 Webster]

There is a regular subordination and subserviency among all the parts to beneficial ends. --Cheyne. [1913 Webster]


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  • subservience — [səb sʉr′vē əns] n. 1. the state or quality of being subservient 2. subservient behavior or manner; obsequiousness; servility: Also subserviency * * * See subservient. * * * …   Universalium

  • subservience — index adhesion (loyalty), bondage, homage, servitude Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • subservience — [səb sʉr′vē əns] n. 1. the state or quality of being subservient 2. subservient behavior or manner; obsequiousness; servility: Also subserviency …   English World dictionary

  • subservience — n. subservience to * * * [səb sɜːvɪəns] subservience to …   Combinatory dictionary

  • subservience — subservient ► ADJECTIVE 1) prepared to obey others unquestioningly; obsequious. 2) less important; subordinate. DERIVATIVES subservience noun …   English terms dictionary

  • subservience — noun 1. 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 • Derivationally related forms: ↑subserve • Hypernyms: ↑condition, ↑status 2. in a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • subservience — noun Date: circa 1676 1. a subservient or subordinate place or function 2. obsequious servility …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • subservience — noun The state of being subservient …   Wiktionary

  • subservience — Synonyms and related words: abjectness, agreeability, agreeableness, back seat, baseness, biddability, compliableness, docility, ductility, facility, flexibility, helotism, helotry, humbleness, humility, inferiority, juniority, lower status,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • subservience — sub ser·vi·ence || sÉ™b sÉœrvɪəns / sɜːv n. quality of being subservient, servility, obsequiousness, extreme submissiveness …   English contemporary dictionary

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