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Definition of "subservience" [sub•serv•i•ence]

  • The state of being subservient. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "subservience" in a sentence
  • "It holds that pure and honest legislators cannot spring from filth and trickery, and in subservience to this view, discountenances the unfair conduction of general elections, and favors the extension, by law, of the "Australian ballot" to the primary election of all political parties."
  • "Here it was before him, a courtroom and a judge, bowed down in subservience by the machine to a dive-keeper who swung a string of votes."
  • "Leaving out the difference in subservience to authority between Europeans and Americans, I wrote this in the comments:"