Servant

Definition of Servant

Serv´ant
n.1.One who serves, or does services, voluntarily or on compulsion; a person who is employed by another for menial offices, or for other labor, and is subject to his command; a person who labors or exerts himself for the benefit of another, his master or employer; a subordinate helper.
Men in office have begun to think themselves mere agents and servants of the appointing power, and not agents of the government or the country.
- D. Webster.
2.One in a state of subjection or bondage.
Thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt.
- Deut. v. 15.
3.A professed lover or suitor; a gallant.
In my time a servant was I one.
- Chaucer.
Servant of servants
one debased to the lowest condition of servitude.
Your humble servant
phrases of civility formerly often used in closing a letter, now archaic; - at one time such phrases were exaggerated to include Your most humble, most obedient servant.
Our betters tell us they are our humble servants, but understand us to be their slaves.
- Swift.
v. t.1.To subject.

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