Definition of subservience noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//səbˈsɜːviəns//
    ; NAmE NAmE//səbˈsɜːrviəns//
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  1. 1subservience (of somebody) (to somebody/something) (disapproving) the quality of being too willing to obey other people his subservience to his brother
  2. 2subservience of something (to something) (formal) the quality of being less important than something else the subservience of drawing to the more traditional finished media (oil on canvas, sculpture, architecture, etc.)