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Noun: handmaid  'hand,meyd
  1. In a subordinate position
    "theology should be the handmaid of ethics";
    - handmaiden, servant
  2. A personal maid or female attendant
    - handmaiden

Derived forms: handmaids

Type of: amah, housemaid, maid, maidservant, subordinateness, subsidiarity

Encyclopedia: Handmaid