a person employed by another, especially to perform domestic duties.
a person in the service of another.
a person employed by the government: a public servant.

1175–1225; Middle English < Old French, noun use of present participle of servir to serve; see -ant

servantless, adjective
servantlike, adjective Unabridged
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servant (ˈsɜːvənt)
1.  a person employed to work for another, esp one who performs household duties
2.  See public servant
[C13: via Old French, from servant serving, from servir to serve]

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Word Origin & History

early 13c., from O.Fr., noun use of servant "serving, waiting," prp. of servir "to attend, wait upon" (see serve). Meaning "professed lover, one devoted to the service of a lady" is from mid-14c. In N.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 L. servus, Gk. doulos "slave"). Public servant is attested from 1670s.
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Example sentences
It has nothing to do with being a servant or being elite.
The second servant said that he had received two talents, and he had made two
  talents more.
Permission was granted for our temporary shelter, and a servant led us to the
  nobleman's house.
Naturally they paid to doctors, they are really paid servant of drug companies.
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