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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Subservience  \Sub*serv"i*ence\,  Subserviency  \Sub*serv"i*en*cy\, 
  The  quality  or  state  of  being  subservient;  instrumental 
  fitness  or  use  hence  willingness  to  serve  another's 
  purposes;  in  a  derogatory  sense  servility. 
  The  body  wherein  appears  much  fitness,  use  and 
  subserviency  to  infinite  functions.  --Bentley. 
  There  is  a  regular  subordination  and  subserviency  among 
  all  the  parts  to  beneficial  ends  --Cheyne. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  in  a  subservient  state  [syn:  {subservientness}] 
  2:  abject  or  cringing  submissiveness  [syn:  {obsequiousness},  {servility}] 

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