Subaltern

Definition of Subaltern

Sub`al´tern
a.1.(Mil.) Ranked or ranged below; subordinate; inferior; specifically (Mil.), ranking as a junior officer; being below the rank of captain; as, a subaltern officer.
2.(Logic) Asserting only a part of what is asserted in a related proposition.
Subaltern genus
(Logic) See under Genus.
n.1.A person holding a subordinate position; specifically, a commissioned military officer below the rank of captain.
2.(Logic) A subaltern proposition.

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ADC, CO, OD, aide, aide-de-camp, brigadier, brigadier general, captain, chicken colonel, chief of staff, cog, colonel, commandant, commander, commander in chief, commanding officer, commissioned officer, common, commonality, commonalty, company officer, creature, demeaning, disadvantaged, exec, executive officer, field marshal, field officer, first lieutenant, five-star general, flunky, follower, four-star general, general, general officer, generalissimo, hoi polloi, humble, in the shade, inferior, infra dig, jemadar, junior, junior officer, less, lesser, lieutenant, lieutenant colonel, lieutenant general, lightweight, low, lower, lower class, lower orders, lowly, major, major general, marechal, marshal, masses, minor, modest, officer, one-star general, orderly officer, ordinary, pawn, poor relation, risaldar, scrub, second fiddle, second rank, second string, secondary, senior officer, servile, shavetail, sirdar, staff officer, sub, subahdar, subject, sublieutenant, subordinate, subservient, the Old Man, the brass, third rank, third string, third stringer, three-star general, top brass, two-star general, underling, underprivileged, understrapper, vulgar, yes-man
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