- 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 definition by Webster's New World
- a subordinating or being subordinated
- Now Rare subjection or submission to rank, power, or authority; obedience
subordination - Cultural Definition
The use of expressions that make one element of a sentence dependent on another. In the following sentence, the first (italicized) clause (also called a subordinate clause) is subordinate to the second clause: “Despite all efforts toward a peaceful settlement of the dispute, war finally broke out.” (Compare coordination, dependent clause, and independent clause.)
subordination - Legal Definition