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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Handmaid  \Hand"maid"\,  Handmaiden  \Hand"maiden\,  n. 
  A  maid  that  waits  at  hand;  a  female  servant  or  attendant. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  handmaid 
  n  1:  in  a  subordinate  position;  "theology  should  be  the 
  handmaiden  of  ethics";  "the  state  cannot  be  a  servant  of 
  the  church"  [syn:  {handmaiden},  {servant}] 
  2:  a  personal  maid  or  female  attendant  [syn:  {handmaiden}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Handmaid 
  servant  (Gen.  16:1;  Ruth  3:9;  Luke  1:48).  It  is  probable  that 
  Hagar  was  Sarah's  personal  attendant  while  she  was  in  the  house 
  of  Pharaoh,  and  was  among  those  maid-servants  whom  Abram  had 
  brought  from  Egypt. 
 




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