- subserous plexus,
Origin of subservient
Examples from the Web for subservience
What he may lack in leadership or due diligence skills, he makes up for in his abilities to whip the media into subservience.‘Whip it!’ Japanese Prime Minister Abe’s Cabinet Of Horrors|Jake Adelstein|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Alone among the servants he had no time for sycophancy or subservience.
In preaching, he never addressed the passions, but in subservience to reason and truth.Memorials of the Independent Churches in Northamptonshire|Thomas Coleman
And here she was flaunting her subservience to Reiversto a cold, sneering brutebefore the eyes of the whole camp!The Snow-Burner|Henry Oyen
Are we perhaps meant to understand that they do perceive this, but out of subservience choose to ignore the fact?Shakespearean Tragedy|A. C. Bradley
In the Assembly itself were many bishops and priests who were called upon to give the example of subservience.The War Upon Religion|Rev. Francis A. Cunningham
Beyond this latter requisite, he suffers no subservience to plausibility.The Theory of the Theatre|Clayton Hamilton
Word Origin for subservient
1630s, "useful, serviceable," from Latin subservientem (nominative subserviens), present participle of subservire "assist, lend support," from sub "under" (see sub-) + servire "serve" (see serve). The meaning "slavishly obedient" is first recorded 1794.