subordination[sə bôrd′'n ā′s̸hən]
The definition of a subordination is a lower position than another, placement of a person to a lower position, or treatment as if they are in a lower position.
An example of subordination is someone with an assistant manager position being demoted to a factory assembly line position.
- a subordinating or being subordinated
- Now Rare subjection or submission to rank, power, or authority; obedience
subordination - Legal Definition
A giving of lower ranking, class, or priority to one claim or debt with respect to another claim or debt.