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Manservant vs. Servant

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Manservantnoun

A male servant.

‘I asked my manservant to attend to the washing and cleaning.’; ‘1611 Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well as thou. Deuteronomy 5:12-13 KJV’;

Servantnoun

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.’;

Manservantnoun

A male servant.

Servantnoun

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.’;

Manservantnoun

a man servant

Servantnoun

(religion) A person who dedicates themselves to God.

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Servantnoun

(dated) A professed lover.

Servantnoun

A person of low condition or spirit.

Servantverb

(obsolete) To subject.

Servantnoun

One who serves, or does services, voluntarily or on compulsion; a person who is employed by another for menial offices, or for other labor, and is subject to his command; a person who labors or exerts himself for the benefit of another, his master or employer; a subordinate helper.

‘Men in office have begun to think themselves mere agents and servants of the appointing power, and not agents of the government or the country.’;

Servantnoun

One in a state of subjection or bondage.

‘Thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt.’;

Servantnoun

A professed lover or suitor; a gallant.

‘In my time a servant was I one.’; ‘Our betters tell us they are our humble servants, but understand us to be their slaves.’;

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Servantverb

To subject.

Servantnoun

a person working in the service of another (especially in the household)

Servantnoun

in a subordinate position;

‘theology should be the handmaiden of ethics’; ‘the state cannot be a servant of the church’;

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