Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Middle English form of servant.

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Examples

  • Guthrie, past and enterit in the said tolbuyt, and in the said servandes passage vp the Hie streit, then schote furth thairof at thame ane dog, and hurt ane servand of the said childer.

    The Abbot

  • Which vocatioun he obeyed, (albeit unwillinglye,) at the commandiment of that notable servand of God, JOHNE CALVYNE.

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

  • It is nott (I wate) unknawin to thy gratious [106] Hieness, how that thy Grace's umquhill servand and Oratour, (and ever shalbe to my lyves end,) is departed out of thy Realme unto the nixt adjacent of Ingland.

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

  • The servand of God delivered to the hande of that proude and mercyless tyranne, triumphe was maid by the preastis.

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

  • Thus did light and darknes stryve within the realme of Scotland; the darknes ever befoir the world suppressing the light, from the death of that notable servand of God, Maister Patrik Hammyltoun, unto the death of Edwarde the Saxt, that most godly and most verteous King that hath bein knowin to have rounge in England, or elles whare, these many yearis bypast, who departed the miserie of this lyef the vj of Julij,

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

  • Whill this faithfull servand of God was thus occupyed in Kyle, woord rais that the plague of pestilence was rissen in Dondye, [347] which begane within foure dayis, after that the said Maister George was inhibite preaching, and was so vehement, that it almost passed credibilitie, to hear what nomber departed everie foure and twenty houris.

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

  • But lett the same law have the trew interpretatioun and just executioun, and the Devill shall als schone be provin a trew and obedient servand unto God, as any of that sorte shalbe provin a Bischope, or yit to have any just authoritie within the Church of Christ Jesus.

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

  • For that bloody wolfe the Cardinall, ever thrusting the blood of the servand of God, so travailled with the abused Governour, that he was content that Goddis servand should be delivered to the power of that tyranne.

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

  • But God, for his awin glorie, for the comforte of his servand, and for manifestatioun of thare beastly tyranny, had otherwiese decreed; for he so strenthened his faythfull witnes, that nether the luif of lyif, nor yitt the fear of that cruell death, could move him a joit to swarve from the trewth ones professed.

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

  • In such vehemency and threatnyng continewed that servand of God neyr ane hour and ane half, in the which he declared all the plagues that ensewed, as plainlie as after our eyes saw thame performed.

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

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