Definition for SUB-SERV'I-ENT

SUB-SERV'I-ENT, a. [L. subserviens.]

  1. Useful as an instrument to promote a purpose; serving to promote some end. Hammond had an incredible dexterity, scarcely ever reading any thing which he did not make subservient in one kind or other. – Fell.
  2. Subordinate; acting as a subordinate instrument. These are the creatures of God, subordinate to him, and subservient to his will. These ranks of creatures are subservient one to another. – Ray.

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