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subordination Line breaks: sub|or¦din|ation
Pronunciation: /səˌbɔːdɪˈneɪʃn/

Definition of subordination in English:


[mass noun]
The action of subordinating or the state 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, inferior status/position, secondary status/position, lowliness;
subjection, subservience, submission, dependence, servitude

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