lower-ranking lower-ranking

Definition(s):

  • (adj) inferior in rank or status

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Saddam's former vice president, Taha Yaseen Ramadan, got life and three lower-ranking officials were each sentenced to 15 years.
  2. Because the military tribunal system was brand-new, the government thought it made sense to try lower-ranking operatives first, in case anything went wrong.
  3. But it is lower-ranking activists and ordinary Zimbabweans who have borne the brunt.

News

  • Cereal fibber? Cap'n Crunch fights charge he's really a commander

    As a Foodbeast blogger painfully discovered last week, the beloved cereal mascot Cap'n Crunch is not really a captain at all, he's a mere commander. The Cap'n's uniform displays only three gold stripes on the cuffs — the marks of a lower-ranking commander — while a naval Captain would ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Washington Times

Quotes

  • Despite substantial losses since September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda had a "deep bench of lower-ranking personnel capable of stepping up to assume leadership responsibilities," General Hayden said.
    on Nov 18, 2006 By: Michael Hayden Source: The Age

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