- a subordinating or being subordinated
- Now Rare subjection or submission to rank, power, or authority; obedience
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.
subordination - Legal Definition
A giving of lower ranking, class, or priority to one claim or debt with respect to another claim or debt.
- In like manner real virtue consists in the subordination of the individual to the laws of this harmony as the universal reason wherein alone true freedom is to be found.
- The advantages of a purely territorial system have tempted various War Ministers to apply it, but the results were not good, owing to the want of uniformity in the military qualities and the political subordination of the different districts.
- The condition of the church seemed desperate, unless it could be purged of crying scandals of the subjection of the papacy to the great Roman nobles, of its subordination to the German emperor and of its internal demoralization.
- These forms never occur scattered haphazard over a region, but always in an orderly subordination depending on their mode of origin.
- 2 Finally, in the towns every house is provided with a detective policeman in the person of the porter (dvornik), who is charged with the duty of reporting to the police the presence of any suspicious characters or anything else that may interest them .3 In addition to the above there is also a police organization, in direct subordination to the ministry of the interior, of which the principal function is the discovery, pre vention and extirpation of political sedition.