- 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.
- Acting always, however, in subordination to Cardinal Wiseman; and on the latter's death (Feb.
- In some of the island-groups independent native states were recognized for some time by the powers, as in the case of Hawaii, which, after the deposition of the queen in 1893 and the proclamation of a republic in 1894, was annexed to the United States of America only in 1898, or, again, in the case of Tonga, which provided a curious example of the subordination of a native organization to unauthorized foreign influence.
- Translated into the plainest English, the position is as follows: " Society can only be regenerated by the greater subordination of politics to morals, by the moralization of capital, by the renovation of the family, by a higher conception of marriage and so on.
- When Arius asserted the subordination of the Son to the Father, and denied the eternal generation, Athanasius and his party asserted the Homoousia, the cosubstantiality of the Father and the Son.
- Let it suffice to say that Herat has been throughout the seat of an Afghan government, sometimes in subordination to Kabul and sometimes independent.