servility

Part of speech: noun

Cringing submission; slavishness.

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Usage examples "servility":

  1. Has education yet effected nothing for mankind, owing to its servility to power? - "A Morning's Walk from London to Kew", Richard Phillips.
  2. The greatest blots on the Academy were the almost unavoidable servility which rewarded this patronage, and the private rivalries and cliques which have occasionally kept some of the greatest names of French literature out of its lists. - "A Short History of French Literature", George Saintsbury.
  3. He ordered the persecution of the Christians without knowing what the Christians were, or what the persecution would be, and this conscientious philosopher let loose at Lyons, against the most conscientious of subjects, the zealous servility of his agents, and the atrocious passions of the mob. - "A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume I. of VI.", Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot.