Definition of subordination in English:


Syllabification: sub·or·di·na·tion
Pronunciation: /səˌbôrdnˈāSH(ə)n


The action or state of subordinating or of being subordinate: the subordination of medicine to political expediency
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  • Women in Venezuela have been conditioned for centuries to blame themselves and accept their subordination to men.
  • As an educationist, her surmise is that literacy had failed to free women from their predicament of subordination.
  • The power to wage war inherent in the authority of a government provides the necessary subordination of citizen to state.
inferiority, subjection, subservience, submission, servitude

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