In memory, he was reviled as a servile race traitor, a cringing sycophant to white wealth and power.
I found that I reverted to a housewife stereotype as servile as my grandma.
They are not permitted to speak of that period of colonial history when they were ruled as a servile caste by a Tutsi elite.
late 14c., from Latin servilis "of a slave" (as in Servile Wars, name given to the slave revolts in the late Roman Republic), also "slavish, servile," from servus "slave" (see serve (v.)). Earliest sense was legal, servile work being forbidden on the Sabbath; sense of "cringing, fawning" first recorded c.1600.