counter

Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "subservient" [sub•serv•i•ent]

  • Subordinate in capacity or function. (adjective)
  • Obsequious; servile. (adjective)
  • Useful as a means or an instrument; serving to promote an end. (adjective)

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 "subservient" in a sentence
  • "Next entry: Jack Straw: Muslim courts will always remain subservient to English law"
  • "Jack Straw: Muslim courts will always remain subservient to English law"
  • "Previous entry: Jack Straw: Muslim courts will always remain subservient to English law"