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servant (n.)

c. 1200, "personal or domestic attendant," from Old French servant "servant; foot-soldier," noun use of servant "serving, waiting," present participle of servir "to attend, wait upon" (see serve (v.)).

Meaning "professed lover, one devoted to the service of a lady" is from mid-14c. In North American colonies and U.S., the usual designation for "slave" 17c.-18c. (in 14c.-15c. and later in Biblical translations the word often was used to render Latin servus, Greek doulos "slave"). Public servant is attested from 1670s.

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Definitions of servant

servant (n.)
a person working in the service of another (especially in the household);
Synonyms: retainer
servant (n.)
in a subordinate position;
the state cannot be a servant of the church
Synonyms: handmaid / handmaiden
From wordnet.princeton.edu