\sʌbsˈɜːvi͡ənsi], \sʌbsˈɜːviənsi], \s_ʌ_b_s_ˈɜː_v_iə_n_s_i]\
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The quality or state of being subservient; instrumental fitness or use; hence, willingness to serve another's purposes; in a derogatory sense, servility.
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- To raise; set up; stir up. Backward; in or to the rear; behindhand. a-r[=e]r', adv. in the rear. [A.S. pfx. a-, on, to, and REAR.]