Sub*serv"i*ence (?), 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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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