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In CORBA, it refers to the actual CPU and memory resources chosen to execute an object. The servant, which is known only to the server, follows policies set in the Portable Object Adapter (POA). See POA and CORBA.

Servant

See also Butler.
Abigail
helpmeet of King David; traditional name for hand-maiden. [O.T.: I Samuel 25]
Albert
popular servant’s name: assistant, manservant, page-boy. [Br. Lit.: Loving; By The Pricking of My Thumbs; A Damsel in Distress]
Brighella
prototype of interfering servant; meddles and gossips. [Ital. Drama: Walsh Classical, 62]
Despina
her stratagems control and resolve the plot. [Ital. Opera: Mozart, Cosi fan tutte, Scholes, 259]
Figaro
valet who outwits everyone by his cunning. [Fr. Lit.: Marriage of Figaro]
Friday
young Indian rescued by Crusoe and kept as servant and companion. [Br. Lit.: Robinson Crusoe]
Ganymede
mortal lad, taken by Zeus to be cupbearer to the gods. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 106]
golem
automaton homunculus performs duties not permissible for Jews. [Jew. Legend: Jobes, 674]
Hazel
meddling maid in the Baxter house. [TV and Comics: Terrace, I, 343]
Hebe
cupbearer to the gods; succeeded by Ganymede. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 117]
Ithamore
purchased by Barabas to betray Governor of Malta. [Br. Drama: The Jew of Malta]
Jeeves
stereotypical English valet of Wodehouse stories. [Brit. Lit.: NCE, 2997]
Lichas Hercules’
attendant; unknowingly delivers poisoned robe to him. [Rom. Lit.: Metamorphoses]
Notburga, St. Bavarian
patroness of domestics; beneficent, though poor. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 257]
Passepartout
Phileas Fogg’s rash valet. [Fr. Lit.: Around the World in Eighty Days]
Thing Addams
family servant; a disembodied right hand. [TV: “The Addams Family” in Terrace, I, 29]
Xanthias
carries Bacchus’s heavy bundles. [Gk. Lit.: The Frogs]
Zita, St.
devout and generous domestic; patron saint. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 348]
References in classic literature ?
There never was such a woman for givin' away vittles and drink, clothes and firin'," replied Hannah, who had lived with the family since Meg was born, and was considered by them all more as a friend than a servant.
The loyal servants of the British crown had given to one of these forest-fastnesses the name of William Henry, and to the other that of Fort Edward, calling each after a favorite prince of the reigning family.
It was only with the assistance of a servant, and by leaning his hand heavily on the iron balustrade, that he could slowly and painfully ascend the Custom-House steps, and, with a toilsome progress across the floor, attain his customary chair beside the fireplace.
You know your master never deals with those southern traders, and never means to sell any of his servants, as long as they behave well.
Any speculations on the subject of the new servant in which she might otherwise have engaged were instantly suspended by the sight of the bottle of laudanum, still standing on the ledge of the window, where she had left it at sunrise.
The choice of servants is of no little importance to a prince, and they are good or not according to the discrimination of the prince.
I think there must," (replied my Father) "I fancy the servants are returned; (said I) I think I hear Mary going to the Door.
MEN in great place are thrice servants: servants of the sovereign or state; servants of fame; and servants of business.
Then the cook sent three servants after them, who were to run and overtake the children.
Since the number of communities is very great, it follows necessarily that there will be many different sorts of citizens, particularly of those who are governed by others, so that in one state it may be necessary to admit mechanics and hired servants to be citizens, but in others it may be impossible; as particularly in an aristocracy, where honours are bestowed on virtue and dignity: for it is impossible for one who lives the life of a mechanic or hired servant to acquire the practice of virtue.
In London I was used to servants, and in moments of irritation would ring for them furiously, though doubtless my manner changed as they opened the door.
The startled servants were congregated in the library doorway.