Definition for SUB-OR'DIN-ATE

SUB-OR'DIN-ATE, a. [L. sub and ordinatus, from ordo, order.]

  1. Inferior in order, in nature, in dignity, in power, importance, &c.; as, subordinate officers. It was subordinate, not enslaved, to the understanding. – South.
  2. Descending in a regular series. The several kinds and subordinate species of each, are easily distinguished. – Woodward.

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