Definition of lower-ranking in English:

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Having an inferior rank or position in a particular hierarchy: lower-ranking union officials
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  • However, accounts of complaining prisoners being beaten or harassed by lower-ranking personnel were much more common.
  • Nevertheless she played secondary roles - the team reserve, lower-ranking international competitions.
  • The fast-moving insurgency is forcing lower-ranking officers, who spend more time in the field, to take a more prominent role.

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