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suh bawr duh nayt

  • n  an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
  • n  a word that is more specific than a given word
  • v  rank or order as less important or consider of less value
    Art is sometimes subordinated to Science in these schools
  • v  make subordinate, dependent, or subservient
    Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler
  • a  lower in rank or importance
  • a  subject or submissive to authority or the control of another
    a subordinate kingdom
  • a  (of a clause) unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence
    a subordinate (or dependent) clause functions as a noun or adjective or adverb within a sentence

  • There is a debate going on some democracies of the world whether the courts should not be subordinate to the will of the people.
  • The General asked his subordinate commanders to put into practice all that was assimilated during training.
  • For the greater good of the team Trevor subordinated his wishes to that of the team.
News & Articles

  • Fitch Affirms Kansas City, MO's Airport Sr & Sub Revs; Outlook Stable
    Fitch Ratings affirms the 'A' rating on approximately $143.1 million outstanding senior lien city of Kansas City, Missouri, airport revenue bonds. Fitch also affirms the 'A-' rating on the city's approximately $37 million subordinate lien airport revenue bonds.
    June 14, 2013 - Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance
  • How Money Affects Morality
    A study by researchers at Harvard and the University of Utah finds that the simple idea of money makes people more likely to subordinate their ethical standards.
    June 13, 2013 - New York Times
  • Fitch Upgrades Subordinate Notes Issued by SLM Student Loan Trust 2006-5 and 2006-7
    Fitch Ratings affirms the senior and upgrades the subordinate student loan notes issued by SLM Student Loan Trust Series 2006-5 and 2006-7. The Rating Outlook on the senior notes, which is tied to the sovereign rating of the U.S.
    June 12, 2013 - Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance
Quotes

  • Stephen Hadley in Toronto Star
    Hadley said the trip "shows that we are moving into a different relationship ...... with Iraqis rightfully exercising greater sovereignty, we in an increasingly subordinate role."
  • Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in AFP
    I do not accuse the leaders of the recent incidents to be subordinate to the foreigners, like the United States and Britain, since this issue has not been proven for me,Khamenei said in a statement read out by a newsreader.
  • James Inhofe in FOXNews
    The president acting through the entire executive branch is fully entitled to express his policy judgments to the EPA administrator, and to expect his subordinate to carry out the judgment of what the law requires and permits,Inhofe said.

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