Servile

Definition of Servile

Serv´ile
a.1.Of or pertaining to a servant or slave; befitting a servant or a slave; proceeding from dependence; hence, meanly submissive; slavish; mean; cringing; fawning; as, servile flattery; servile fear; servile obedience.
She must bend the servile knee.
- Thomson.
Fearing dying pays death servile breath.
- Shak.
2.Held in subjection; dependent; enslaved.
Even fortune rules no more, O servile land!
- Pope.
3.(Gram.) Not belonging to the original root; as, a servile letter.
n.1.(Gram.) An element which forms no part of the original root; - opposed to radical.

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