Sub*sume" (?), v. t. [Pref. sub- + L. sumere to take.]
To take up into or under, as individual under species, species under genus, or particular under universal; to place (any one cognition) under another as belonging to it; to include under something else.
To subsume one proposition under another.
A principle under which one might subsume men's most strenuous efforts after righteousness.
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