Men"ial (?), a. [OE. meneal, fr. meine, maine, household, OF. maisni'ee, maisnie, LL. mansionaticum. See Mansion, and cf. Meine, n., Meiny.]

1.

Belonging to a retinue or train of servants; performing servile office; serving.

Two menial dogs before their master pressed. Dryden.

2.

Pertaining to servants, esp. domestic servants; servile; low; mean.

" Menial offices."

Swift.

 

© Webster 1913.


Men"ial, n.

1.

A domestic servant or retainer, esp. one of humble rank; one employed in low or servile offices.

2.

A person of a servile character or disposition.

 

© Webster 1913.

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