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Definition of Subordination

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.
  3. Place of inferior rank.

Subordination Quotations

We read too much Shakespeare at school, and view our parliamentary politics as dynastic drama, in which an impatient crown prince frets at his long subordination and begins to scheme for the throne he knows he merits, was promised and has earned.
James Buchan

Culture is the tacit agreement to let the means of subsistence disappear behind the purpose of existence. Civilization is the subordination of the latter to the former.
Karl Kraus

As with fascism, the rise of Islamic totalitarianism has partly to do with its populist appeal to the class resentments of an economically oppressed population and to anger at political subordination and humiliation.
Ellen Willis

The principle of subordination is the great bond of union and harmony through the universe.
Catharine Beecher

Unless one is inordinately fond of subordination, one is always at war.
Philip Roth
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Subordination Translations

subordination in German is Unterordnung
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