Definition of Servile. Meaning of Servile. Synonyms of Servile

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Definition of Servile

Servile
Servile Serv"ile, n. (Gram.) An element which forms no part of the original root; -- opposed to radical.
Servile
Servile 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. 3. (Gram.) (a) Not belonging to the original root; as, a servile letter. (b) Not itself sounded, but serving to lengthen the preceeding vowel, as e in tune.

Meaning of Servile from wikipedia

- Servile Wars were a series of three slave revolts ("servile" is derived from "servus", Latin for "slave") in the late Roman Republic. First Servile War...
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- The Servile State is a 1912 book aut****d by Hilaire Belloc. The book is primarily a history of capitalism in Europe, and a repudiation of the convergence...
- The Second Servile War was an unsuccessful slave uprising against the Roman Republic on the island of Sicily. The war lasted from 104 BC until 100 BC...
- The First Servile War of 135–132 BC was a slave rebellion against the Roman Republic. Though noted to be an unsuccessful revolt, the slaves were able...
- battle of Mount Vesuvius against the forces of Spartacus during the Third Servile War. Glaber was a member of a Roman plebeian family. He might have a distant...
- Battle of the Silarius River was the final, decisive action of the Roman Servile Wars. It occurred near the mouth of modern Sele River, southern Campania...
- Crixus was a Gallic gladiator and military leader in the Third Servile War between the Roman Republic and rebel slaves. Born in Gaul, he was enslaved...
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