Servant definition

sûrvənt
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One who is privately employed to perform domestic services.
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One who expresses submission, recognizance, or debt to another.

Your obedient servant.

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A person devoted to another or to a cause, creed, etc.
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The definition of a servant is someone who performs work or tasks for another person.

Someone who acts as a maid or a butler is a servant.

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One who is publicly employed to perform services, as for a government.
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A person employed by a government.
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One who is employed to work under the immediate control and instruction of the employer.
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One who serves another, providing help in some manner.

She is quite the humble servant, the poor in this city owe much to her but she expects nothing.

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One who is hired to perform regular household or other duties, and receives compensation. As opposed to a slave.

There are three servants in the household, the butler and two maids.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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A person employed to perform services, esp. household duties, for another.
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(obsolete) To subject.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
servant
Plural:
servants, servaunts

Origin of servant

  • Middle English from Old French from present participle of servir to serve serve

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French servant, from the present participle of the verb servir.

    From Wiktionary