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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Definitions for timeserver

  1. a person who shapes his or her conduct to conform to the opinions of the time or of persons in power, especially for selfish ends.

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Citations for timeserver
He was labeled unreliable. He could even be thought a double-dealer or timeserver. Eitaro Ishizawa, "Too Much About Too Many," Ellery Queen's Japanese Golden Dozen, 1978
“I couldn't marry Belinda to a time-server or a palace-worshipper,” said the King decidedly. Edith Nesbit, The Magic World, 1912
Origin of timeserver
1565-1575
Timeserver was first recorded in 1565–75.