Definition of Servile. Meaning of Servile. Synonyms of Servile
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Definition of Servile
ServileServile Serv"ile, n. (Gram.)
An element which forms no part of the original root; --
opposed to radical. ServileServile Serv"ile, a. [L. servile, fr. servus a servant or
slave: cf. F. servile. See Serve.]
1. Of or pertaining to a servant or slave; befitting a
servant or a slave; proceeding from dependence; hence,
meanly submissive; slavish; mean; cringing; fawning; as,
servile flattery; servile fear; servile obedience.
She must bend the servile knee. --Thomson.
Fearing dying pays death servile breath. --Shak.
2. Held in subjection; dependent; enslaved.
Even fortune rules no more, O servile land! --Pope.
(a) Not belonging to the original root; as, a servile
(b) Not itself sounded, but serving to lengthen the
preceeding vowel, as e in tune.
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