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- n. The state of being subservient.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being subservient; instrumental fitness or use; hence, willingness to serve another's purposes; in a derogatory sense, servility.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as subserviency.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. in a subservient state
- n. abject or cringing submissiveness
- n. the condition of being something that is useful in reaching an end or carrying out a plan
Sorry, no etymologies found.
It holds that pure and honest legislators cannot spring from filth and trickery, and in subservience to this view, discountenances the unfair conduction of general elections, and favors the extension, by law, of the "Australian ballot" to the primary election of all political parties.
Leaving out the difference in subservience to authority between Europeans and Americans, I wrote this in the comments:
However, these skills were also a way to imbue children with Western culture, and at least one scholar argues that domestic education for Indian girls was proof of an "underlying federal agenda" intended to indoctrinate "Indian girls in subservience and submission to authority."
Blind fealty and total subservience is not expected nor wanted.
Here it was before him, a courtroom and a judge, bowed down in subservience by the machine to a dive-keeper who swung a string of votes.
Here it was before him, a courtroom and a judged bowed down in subservience by the machine to a divekeeper who swung a string of votes.
That, if it be God's will, we may do him more service and may get to be fitter and riper for heaven, is an end for which we may wish the prolonging of life, in subservience to our chief end; but, otherwise, what can we propose to ourselves in desiring to tarry here?
Obama also doesn’t bow in subservience to Babtists like he does to Saudi Kings.
Marriage has no benefits for women, as long as men are governed by the idea of subservience as a supreme value.
Your first step to subservience is to believe anything that comes from Micheal Moore!
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