Subordinate

Definition of Subordinate

Sub`or´di`nate
a.1.Placed in a lower order, class, or rank; holding a lower or inferior position.
The several kinds and subordinate species of each are easily distinguished.
- Woodward.
2.Inferior in order, nature, dignity, power, importance, or the like.
It was subordinate, not enslaved, to the understanding.
- South.
n.1.One who stands in order or rank below another; - distinguished from a principal.
v. t.1.To place in a lower order or class; to make or consider as of less value or importance; as, to subordinate one creature to another.
[imp. & p. p. Subordinated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Subordinating.]
2.To make subject; to subject or subdue; as, to subordinate the passions to reason.

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