As nouns the difference between attendant and peon
is that attendant
is one who attends; one who works with or watches something while peon
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As an adjective attendant
is going with; associated; concomitant.
* attendaunt (obsolete)
One who attends; one who works with or watches something.
- Give your keys to the parking attendants and they will park your car for you.
Going with; associated; concomitant.
* Sir Walter Scott
- They promoted him to supervisor, with all the attendant responsibilities and privileges.
(legal) Depending on, or owing duty or service to.
- The natural melancholy attendant upon his situation added to the gloom of the owner of the mansion.
- the widow attendant to the heir
* part and parcel
A lowly person, a peasant or serf, a labourer who is obliged to do menial work