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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sub·ser·vi·ence /səbˈsɝviən(t)s/
 裨益;有用;奉承

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sub·serv·i·ence Sub·serv·i·en·cy n. The quality or state of being subservient; instrumental fitness or use; hence, willingness to serve another's purposes; in a derogatory sense, servility.
    The body wherein appears much fitness, use, and subserviency to infinite functions.   --Bentley.
    There is a regular subordination and subserviency among all the parts to beneficial ends.   --Cheyne.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 subservience
      n 1: the condition of being something that is useful in reaching
           an end or carrying out a plan; "all his actions were in
           subservience to the general plan"
      2: in a subservient state [syn: subservientness]
      3: abject or cringing submissiveness [syn: obsequiousness, servility]