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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Abject or cringing obedience; The state of being in a subordinate capacity. The condition of being something that is useful in reaching an end or carrying out a plan.

Usage examples (38)
  • All his actions were in subservience to the general plan
  • Blind fealty and total subservience is not expected nor wanted.
  • Leaving out the difference in subservience to authority between Europeans and Americans, I wrote this in the comments:
  • Here it was before him, a courtroom and a judged bowed down in subservience by the machine to a divekeeper who swung a string of votes. for more
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