- subserous plexus,
Origin of subservient
Examples from the Web for subserviency
For a man so young as Reginald May, and so lately made independent, such an act of subserviency was impossible indeed.Phoebe, Junior|Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
She had selected him for this office with special reference to his subserviency to her interests.Peter the Great|Jacob Abbott
It takes an Old World proletarian a long time to outgrow a sense of subserviency.From the Bottom Up|Alexander Irvine
The whole world of contemporary journalism is arraigned for its subserviency to popular prejudices.The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I.|Sir Leslie Stephen
There was found in the hand-writing of Zwack a project for a Sisterhood, in subserviency to the designs of the Illuminati.
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.