servantage

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From servant +‎ -age.

Noun[edit]

servantage ‎(uncountable)

  1. The rank or position of servant.
    • 1922, Kenneth Macgowan, Robert Edmond Jones, Continental stagecraft
      Through it all has moved a mumbling, bent old man who has been the loving guardian of the household for two generations, one of those rare and ancient servants who, by sheer servility, have lifted themselves out of servantage []
  2. Servants, generally or collectively.
    • 1946, Mervyn Peake, Titus Groan
      The kitchen staff, man and boy, and the entire servantage in all its forms and both its sexes, were to be ready at half-past eleven to troop down to Gormenghast Lake, where the trees would be in readiness for them.