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Servant vs. Menial

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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.’;

Menialadjective

Of or relating to work normally performed by a 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.’;

Menialadjective

Of or relating to unskilled work.

Servantnoun

(religion) A person who dedicates themselves to God.

Menialadjective

Servile; low; mean.

‘a menial wretch’;

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Servantnoun

(dated) A professed lover.

Menialnoun

A servant, especially a domestic servant.

Servantnoun

A person of low condition or spirit.

Menialnoun

A person who has a subservient nature.

Servantverb

(obsolete) To subject.

Menialadjective

Belonging to a retinue or train of servants; performing servile office; serving.

‘Two menial dogs before their master pressed.’;

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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.’;

Menialadjective

Pertaining to servants, esp. domestic servants; servile; low; mean; as, menial tasks.

Servantnoun

One in a state of subjection or bondage.

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

Menialnoun

A domestic servant or retainer, esp. one of humble rank; one employed in low or servile offices.

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.’;

Menialnoun

A person of a servile character or disposition.

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Servantverb

To subject.

Menialnoun

a domestic servant

Servantnoun

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

Menialadjective

used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)

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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