Sub*or`di*na"tion (?), n. [Cf. F. subordination.]

1.

The act of subordinating, placing in a lower order, or subjecting.

2.

The quality or state of being subordinate or inferior to an other; inferiority of rank or dignity; subjection.

Natural creature having a local subordination. Holyday.

3.

Place of inferior rank.

Persons who in their several subordinations would be obliged to follow the example of their superiors. Swift.

 

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