• (noun): An assistant subject to the authority or control of another.
    Synonyms: subsidiary, underling, foot soldier
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on subordinate:

Appeal To Advantage
... from someone in a position of power to someone who is in a socially subordinate position the request is specifically for the subordinate to perform an act contrary to the subordinate's ... most expedient or advantageous to the person in power, but is also presented as forwarding the subordinate's interests in some significant way ...
Cheng Kuang - In Romance of The Three Kingdoms - Chapter 112
... Wang Zhen (王真), Sima Wang's subordinate ... Li Peng (李鵬), Sima Wang's subordinate ... Zeng Xuan (曾宣), Zhuge Dan's subordinate ...
Command And Obedience In The Bundeswehr - Superior-subordinate Relations - Contradictory Orders
... If a subordinate receives an order contrary to an already-received order (or one which defers substantially the achievement of its aim), he must inform the superior who gave the second order of this ... his order) responsibility to verify the given order and decide whether or not the subordinate had to obey his order (instead of the first received order) ... The subordinate must obey the last given order, if the second one is not canceled this is necessary because the second superior may have new information about a ...
Subordination (linguistics) - Heads and Dependents
... subordination is a relation existing between two syntactic units, whereby the one unit is subordinate to the other and the latter is superordinate to the former ... An adjective that modifies a noun is subordinate to the noun and the noun is superordinate to the adjective a noun phrase (NP) that is the complement of a preposition is ... The subordinate unit is called the dependent, and the superordinate unit the head ...
Army Of The Moselle - Generals
... the Rhine 2 September 1972 – 1 October 1792 – François Christophe Kellermann, subordinate – Charles François Dumouriez until 19 September ... commander of the new Army of the Moselle, subordinate – Charles François Dumouriez until October 5. 15 November 1792 – 23 January 1793 – général Beurnonville, subordinate of Adam Philippe Custine 24 January – 28 March 1793 – René Charles Élisabeth de Ligniville, subordinate – Adam Philippe ...

More definitions of "subordinate":

  • (adj): Lower in rank or importance.
    Synonyms: low-level
  • (verb): Make subordinate, dependent, or subservient.
    Synonyms: subdue
  • (verb): Rank or order as less important or consider of less value.
    Example: "Art is sometimes subordinated to Science in these schools"
  • (adj): Subject or submissive to authority or the control of another.
    Example: "A subordinate kingdom"
  • (adj): Of a clause; unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence.
    Example: "A subordinate (or dependent) clause functions as a noun or adjective or adverb within a sentence"
    Synonyms: dependent

Famous quotes containing the word subordinate:

    To history therefore I must refer for answer, in which it would be an unhappy passage indeed, which should shew by what fatal indulgence of subordinate views and passions, a contest for an atom had defeated well founded prospects of giving liberty to half the globe.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    And then ... he flung open the door of my compartment, and ushered in “Ma young and lovely lady!” I muttered to myself with some bitterness. “And this is, of course, the opening scene of Vol. I. She is the Heroine. And I am one of those subordinate characters that only turn up when needed for the development of her destiny, and whose final appearance is outside the church, waiting to greet the Happy Pair!”
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832–1898)

    It is manifest therefore that they who have sovereign power, are immediate rulers of the church under Christ, and all others but subordinate to them. If that were not, but kings should command one thing upon pain of death, and priests another upon pain of damnation, it would be impossible that peace and religion should stand together.
    Thomas Hobbes (1579–1688)