from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A body of servants; servants collectively.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A body of servants; servants, collectively.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Servants collectively; a body of servants.
Such theoretical and statistical predictions are generally based upon trends in research on bureaucracies or developed through the observations of codes and practices of the 4th branch of government (i.e. our Washington bureaucracy and civil servantry), the judicial branch, or Congress over time.
The tone was familiar, a custom of the Irish servantry which at times MacMurrough found charming.
All the servantry of the dairy were standing in the red-brick entry to see them go out, the dairyman and his wife following to the door.
It was evidently the gentleman's wish not to be disturbed in this pleasant tête-á-tête by the servantry.
It was evidently the gentleman's wish not to be disturbed in this pleasant _tête-à-tête_ by the servantry.
The rest of the moving multitude was composed of the servantry and the camp-followers.
Without a college degree, he's worked mostly in retail and food service, where he says he's found that "people don't want service, they want servantry."
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