Definition of menial :
1. A domestic servant or retainer, esp. one of humble rank; one employed in low or servile offices.
2. A person of a servile character or disposition.
3. Belonging to a retinue or train of servants; performing servile office; serving.
4. Pertaining to servants, esp. domestic servants; servile; low; mean.
assistant (part of speech: noun)
attorney, patsy, abettor, helpmate, henchman, aide-de-camp, proxy, hireling, backer, associate, acolyte, underling, follower, extra, ancillary, accessory, benefactor, auxiliary, attendant, accomplice, helper, adjunct, agent, functionary, servant, deputy, aide, junior, aider, stooge, minion, partner, subordinate, laborer, flunky, assistant, chaperone, lieutenant, second, employee
servile (part of speech: adjective)
docile, inferior, submissive, servile, willing, devoted, complaisant, groveling, subjected, acquiescent, subservient, dutiful, humble, downtrodden, biddable, kowtowing, curtsying, slavish, genuflecting, deferential, feudal, yielding, browbeaten, attending, obedient
servant (part of speech: noun)
- I feel at this moment as though I could be content to serve him as his menial. - "The Bertrams", Anthony Trollope.
- She could not remain for any length of time in peoples' employment without being troubled by the fact that these folk had houses of their own and were actually employing her in a menial capacity. - "Mary, Mary", James Stephens Commentator: Padraic Colum.
- In case of betrothal to his son, as in the other, she was not to be reduced to her former rank as a menial, but to be treated in every respect as a daughter. - "Woman: Man's Equal", Thomas Webster.