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Meaning of SUBSERVIENCE

Pronunciation:  sub'surveeuns

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  abject or cringing submissiveness
  2. [n]  in a subservient state
  3. [n]  the condition of being something that is useful in reaching an end or carrying out a plan; "all his actions were in subservience to the general plan"
 

SUBSERVIENCE is a 12 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: obsequiousness, servility, subservientness
 
 See Also: condition, status, submissiveness, subordinateness, subsidiarity, sycophancy

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sub*serv"i*ence\, Subserviency \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.      --Bentley.

      There is a regular subordination and subserviency among
      all the parts to beneficial ends.        --Cheyne.

 

 

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