II. Prospective Volition
2. Subservience to ends; actual subservience
minister, handmaid; midwife, accoucheur, accoucheuse, obstetrician; go-between; cat's-paw; stepping-stone.
key; masterkey, passkey, latchkey; "open sesame"; passport, passe-partout, safe-conduct.
[Adjectives] instrumental; useful [more]; ministerial, subservient, mediatorial; intermediate, intervening; conducive.
[Adverbs] through, by, per; whereby, thereby, hereby; by the agency of [more]; by dint of; by virtue of, in virtue of; through the medium of; along with; on the shoulders of; by means of [more]; by the aid of, with the aid of (assistance) [more].
per fas et nefas, by fair means or foul; somehow, somehow or other; by hook or by crook.