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Servility


SERVIL'ITY,

1. Slavery; the condition of a slave or bondman.

To be a queen in bondage is more vile

Than is a slave in base servility. Shak.

2. Mean submission; baseness; slavishness.

3. Mean obsequiousness; slavish deference; as the common servility to custom; to copy manners or opinions with servility.