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 (mē′nē-əl, mēn′yəl)
1. Of or relating to work or a job regarded as servile.
2. Of, relating to, or appropriate for a servant.
1. A servant, especially a domestic servant.
2. A person who has a servile or low nature.

[Middle English meinial, belonging to a household, from Anglo-Norman meignial, from meignee, household, from Vulgar Latin *mānsiōnāta, from Latin mānsiō, mānsiōn-, house; see mansion.]

me′ni·al·ly adv.
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Adv.1.menially - in a menial mannermenially - in a menial manner      
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