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.
There is a regular subordination and subserviency among all the parts to beneficial ends.
© Webster 1913.