attendant (n.) Look up attendant at Dictionary.com
1550s, "one who waits upon," from the adjective, or from Middle French atendant, noun use of present participle of atendre (see attend).
attendant (adj.) Look up attendant at Dictionary.com
late 14c., "solicitous, attentive," see attendant (n.). Sense of "serving under, accompanying in a dependant position" is from c.1400.