Sub*or`di*na"tion (?), n. [Cf. F. subordination.]
The act of subordinating, placing in a lower order, or subjecting.
The quality or state of being subordinate or inferior to an other; inferiority of rank or dignity; subjection.
Natural creature having a local subordination.
Place of inferior rank.
Persons who in their several subordinations would be obliged to follow the example of their superiors.
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