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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: servilis, from servus; SERVE1

servile

adjective
     
ser‧vile
1 very eager to obey someone because you want to please them - used to show disapproval:
a servile attitude
2 relating to slaves or to being a slave
servility noun [uncountable]

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