\sˈɜːvənt], \sˈɜːvənt], \s_ˈɜː_v_ə_n_t]\
Definitions of SERVANT
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- 1913 - Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By Noah Webster.
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
By James Champlin Fernald
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
A person employed by another for labour, and to be at his command; to serve in, to belong to and do duty in, as in the army or navy; to serve one out, to retaliate upon; to requite; to serve one's self, to act as one's own servant; to take or use without help; to avail one's self of; to serve out, to distribute in portions; to serve up, to place on the table, as dressed food; to serve a writ or summons, to read it to the defendant, or more usually, to leave an attested copy at his residence; to serve a warrant, to show or read it to the person against whom it is issued, and to seize his person; to serve an execution, to seize or take possession of lands, goods, or person, according as the law requires in the case; to serve an office, to discharge the duties of a public office; time-server, one who regulates his actions by the requirements of the times instead of by duty; one who meanly complies; a servant of servants, one debased to the lowest condition of servitude; your humble servant, your obedient servant, &c., conventional phrases of civility at the close of a letter, coming immediately before the signature.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
n. [Latin] One who serves or does services voluntarily or involuntarily;-a domestic, male or female;-one employed as an instrument in accomplishing a purpose; -one in a state of subjection ;-a person of base condition or ignoble spirit;-a term of civility or respect in addressing another, with your, die.