Subservient

Sub*serv"i*ent

(?), a. [L. subserviens, -entis, p. pr. See Subserve.] Fitted or disposed to subserve; useful in an inferior capacity; serving to promote some end; subordinate; hence, servile, truckling.
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Scarce ever reading anything which he did not make subservient in one kind or other.
Bp. Fell.
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These ranks of creatures are subservient one to another.
Ray.
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Their temporal ambition was wholly subservient to their proselytizing spirit.
Burke.
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