Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of subordinating, subjecting, or placing in a lower order, rank, or position, or in proper degrees of rank; also, the state of being subordinate or inferior; inferiority of rank or dignity.
- n. Degree of lesser rank.
- n. The state of being under control of government; subjection to rule; habit of obedience to orders.
- n. The process of making something subordinate.
- n. The property of being subordinate.
- n. The quality of being properly obedient to a superior (as a superior officer).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of subordinating, placing in a lower order, or subjecting.
- n. The quality or state of being subordinate or inferior to an other; inferiority of rank or dignity; subjection.
- n. Place of inferior rank.
- n. the act of mastering or subordinating someone
- n. the semantic relation of being subordinate or belonging to a lower rank or class
- n. the grammatical relation of a modifying word or phrase to its head
- n. the quality of obedient submissiveness
- n. the state of being subordinate to something
“– I feel like the jump from the first clause (the ultimate cost for subordination is her memories) to the second (can she master the art of mind-hacking without blowing her cover?) is kind of awkward.”
“Qom's lack of subordination is a threat to Khamenei's rule and to the long-term survival of the Islamic Republic -- a system which prides itself with fusing (at least in theory) Islamic values and a republican form of governance.”
“The subordination is supported by the actions of individuals, cultural norms and values, and the institutional structures and practices of society.”
“Western-style democracy, rationalism, objectivity, and the autonomy of the individual are slogans designed to convince the downtrodden that subordination is justice ...”
“In the Services this quality reaches its maximum during war when the military demands the ultimate in subordination of self-the surrender of life.”
“But if democracy is based upon human values, if it sets the state in subordination to the individual, it meets, in those respects, the mind and spirit of the Hindu.”
“It makes no difference whether the combination is one of workers or of employers, a corporation or a labour union, it must live in subordination to the public interest.”
“The crimes that He most abhors, when not prevented, are yet overruled in subordination to his cause, and against their guilty authors.”
“All respect for their employers, all subordination, is at an end; the very air of Canada severs the tie of mutual obligation which bound you together.”
“Did they not struggle against the word subordination as the worm against the needle which transfixes it?”
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