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Servant vs. Wife

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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.’;

Wifenoun

A married woman, especially in relation to her spouse.

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.’;

Wifenoun

The female of a pair of mated animals.

‘A new wife for the gander is introduced into the pen.’;

Servantnoun

(religion) A person who dedicates themselves to God.

Wifenoun

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Servantnoun

(dated) A professed lover.

Wifenoun

A woman; an adult female; - now used in literature only in certain compounds and phrases, as alewife, fishwife, goodwife, and the like.

‘On the green he saw sitting a wife.’;

Servantnoun

A person of low condition or spirit.

Wifenoun

The lawful consort of a man; a woman who is united to a man in wedlock; a woman who has a husband; a married woman; - correlative of husband.

‘Let every one you . . . so love his wife even as himself, and the wife see that she reverence her husband.’;

Servantverb

(obsolete) To subject.

Wifenoun

a married woman; a man's partner in marriage

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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.’;

Wife

A wife is a woman in a marriage. A woman who has separated from her partner continues to be a wife until the marriage legally dissolves with a divorce judgement.

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.’;

Servantverb

To subject.

Servantnoun

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

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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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