The definition of subservient is someone who is useful, submissive and functions in a subordinate capacity.(adjective)
An example of someone who would be described as subservient is a meek person who defers to what others want and always obeys any command.
See subservient in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L subserviens, prp. of subservire, to subserve
See subservient in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin subserviēns, subservient-
Origin: , present participle of subservīre, to subserve; see subserve.
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