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English definition of “servant”


noun     /ˈsɜː.vənt/ US  /ˈsɝː-/
B2 [C] a person who is employed in another person's house , doing jobs such as cooking and cleaning , especially in the pastServants, slaves and underlings public servant/servant of the state a person who works for the government : Public servants should be incorruptible .Government ministers and civil servants
(Definition of servant noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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