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Definition of "servant" []

  • One who is privately employed to perform domestic services. (noun)
  • One who is publicly employed to perform services, as for a government. (noun)
  • One who expresses submission, recognizance, or debt to another: your obedient servant. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "servant" in a sentence
  • "Use, _I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servant; Very respectfully, your most obedient servant_; etc., etc."
  • "Yours truly; Truly yours; Yours respectfully; Very respectfully yours_, etc. In official letters use _I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servant; Very respectfully, your most obedient servant_."
  • "Not a single instance is recorded, of a servant being sold by any one but himself; not a case, either under the patriarchal, or the Mosaic systems, in which a _master sold his servant_."