from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The existence of a servile class, regarded as an institution.
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The peril of servilism and dependence lies not only in that "useless consuming of life," which leads to helplessness, but in the development of individual traits which indicate all too plainly a regrettable perversion and degeneration of the normal man.
Our remarks find melancholy confirmation in the abject servilism in which multitudes of the non-slave-holding whites of the South are involved.
So much the better! more room for others; and the missing guests, whose names will be made known on the morrow, will be convicted of a _servilism_ which will, we think, injure their influence with the population.