from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being subordinate, or subject to control; subordination.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being subordinate, or subject to control; subordination, .

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The property or condition of being subordinate.


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  • Feminist paternalism springs from a female subordinacy complex, rooted in a tenuous grip on one's own choice, that should long have been extinct.

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  • It may therefore be assumed as a fact that the negotiations did not result in an active suspension of the relations as set forth in the convention of 1881, and that the Transvaal continued in a status of subordinacy to England, but only with a wider range in regard to conditions of autonomy.

    Origin of the Anglo-Boer War Revealed (2nd ed.) The Conspiracy of the 19th Century Unmasked

  • Each side wishing, in opposition to the other, to carry out the restoration of its own royal House, meant nothing else than that each of the two great Interests into which the bourgeoisie is divided -- Land and Capital -- sought to restore its own supremacy and the subordinacy of the other.

    Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte


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