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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Subordinance Subordinacy; subordination.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n subordinance Same as subordinacy.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Subordinance the state of being subordinate
    • ***


  • Saint Albertus Magnus
    Saint Albertus Magnus
    “He took over anger to intimidate subordinates, and in time anger took over him.”
  • Titus Maccius Plautus
    “Laws are subordinate to custom.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “Subordination tends greatly to human happiness. Were we all upon an equality, we should have no other enjoyment than mere animal pleasure.”
  • Don Marquis
    “Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues: always insist on it in your subordinates.”
  • Cecil J. Sharpe
    Cecil J. Sharpe
    “The essence of all immorality and sin is making ourselves the center around which we subordinate all interest.”
  • Bud Wilkinson
    Bud Wilkinson
    “If a team is to reach its potential, each player must be willing to subordinate his personal goals to the good of the team.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. sub, + L. ordinans, p. pr. of ordinare,. See Subordinate (a.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. sub, under, ordo, ordinis, order.


In literature:

I do not know as I can say as much for any of his subordinates.
"The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow" by Anna Katharine Green
But the subordinates on board the boats do their work perfectly well.
"Letters from Egypt" by Lucie Duff Gordon
The sheriff and his subordinates brought in the prisoner, manacled, and the chains clanking from her aged form.
"Salem Witchcraft, Volumes I and II" by Charles Upham
I noticed that he was never tired of praising his subordinates in the war.
"Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie" by Andrew Carnegie
There might be circumstances in which such a man might be used in a subordinate capacity.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. X. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
He experienced at once indications of the attitude towards him; and in two directions, from the Admiralty and from his subordinates.
"Types of Naval Officers" by A. T. Mahan
The subordinate who went in an uncertain mood to see either Sir Douglas or Sir William left with a sense of stalwart conviction.
"My Second Year of the War" by Frederick Palmer
It is a matter in which you must make yourself subordinate to them.
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
The Colonel sent his most efficient subordinate to swear in the new soldiers.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
Their nature was all against a dramatic subordination of the different plays to each other.
"The Growth of English Drama" by Arnold Wynne
As for Chief Manning, his genius for directing his subordinates is inconspicuously employed all the time.
"The Substitute Prisoner" by Max Marcin
In regard of subordination.
"The Covenants And The Covenanters" by Various
Like the principal song, its fellow (the subordinate song) may be either a Two-Part or a Three-Part design.
"Lessons in Music Form" by Percy Goetschius
I knew my subordinate in command of the men inside the hall would look after the scoundrel with the pistols.
"The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont" by Robert Barr
There is wanting some central object of interest to which all others are subordinate.
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, January 1844" by Various
During all this period there is no doubt that the Bishops of York were subordinate to those of Canterbury.
"The Cathedral Church of York" by A. Clutton-Brock
At first the subordinate bore himself with becoming meekness.
"The Lone Ranche" by Captain Mayne Reid
In the grand design of God, moral qualities hold the first place; physical magnitude is subordinate and instrumental.
"The Parables of Our Lord" by William Arnot
What Inflection on the subordinate phrases and clauses?
"The Ontario High School Reader" by A.E. Marty
Stories go the rounds of executives who choose their subordinates by asking them out to lunch and watching the way they eat.
"The Book of Business Etiquette" by Nella Henney

In poetry:

Some folks contend that these oaths without end
Began among the commanders,
That, taking this cue, the subordinates, too,
Swore terribly in Flanders:
Twas "——————!"
"In Flanders" by Eugene Field
"Now, to put the matter plainly, I've no wish to twist or hedge,
And I'm quite prepared to stand to all the things that I allege.
I aspire to serve Australia in the Big Affairs of State:
To that aim all local interests gladly I'll subordinate.
"The Candid Candidate" by C J Dennis

In news:

The Police Department has reeled for years from repeated scandals involving top officials having affairs with subordinates .
Morgan Stanley Selling 10-Year Subordinate Bonds.
Realtors® Support Setting Deadline for Subordinate Lien Holder Short Sale Decisions.
Dresner's exit spurred by revelation of affair with subordinate .
Published December 9, 2010 at 2:23 p.m. Columbia police Deputy Chief Tom Dresner resigned this week at Chief Ken Burton's request after Dresner admitted having an ongoing yearslong affair with a subordinate .
Deputy police chief's resignation prompted by affair with subordinate .
They argued that they would never join the military because they weren't " subordinate " to anyone.
Libya government tries to woo militias into subordination, but militias still hold all the cards.
It is a uniquely American holiday, in which the purpose of the occasion has not been subordinated to materialism.
The soldiers coming home now mostly represent advance parties from a yearlong deployment that began for most of the brigade 's subordinate units in December.
In 2011, Fields was suspended after he refused to go to a "Law Enforcement Appreciation Day" at the mosque and also refused to order his subordinates to attend.
He also was convicted of ordering a subordinate to destroy documents.
Directed subordinates to do bare minimum after not receiving bonus.
The boss is not direct and honest when reviewing an employee or subordinate.
(AP) — US Army prosecutors offered the first details of a rare criminal case against a general, alleging in a military hearing Monday he committed sex crimes against five women including four subordinates and a civilian.

In science:

In this case we will call the element s subordinate to ξ .
q-convolution and its q-Fourier transform
Marchiafava, “Quaternionic structures on a manifold and subordinated structures”; Ann.
Hyperhamiltonian dynamics
Multifractal subordinators have been considered by Mandelbrot and co-workers and widely used to build multifractal processes from multifractal measures (see below).
Multifractal stationary random measures and multifractal random walks with log-infinitely divisible scaling laws
Let us remark that, in some sense, the subordination by a MRM M (dt) can be iterated.
Multifractal stationary random measures and multifractal random walks with log-infinitely divisible scaling laws
Marchiafava, “Quaternionic structures on a manifold and subordinated structures”; Ann.
Quaternionic integrable systems
To obtain a good upper bound for the dimension, we need to prove an appropriate decay of the corresponding subordinate solutions.
Sparse Potentials With Fractional Hausdorff Dimension
Then there exists a subordinate solution v ∼ (P, ψ) for energy E such that for any 0 < d < d1 and for al l sufficiently large n we have P (xn + 1) ≤ e−dn .
Sparse Potentials With Fractional Hausdorff Dimension
Since it has no a.c. part, it is supported on the set of k for which uk is the subordinate solution.
Sparse Potentials With Fractional Hausdorff Dimension
Order statistics for jumps of normalized subordinators.
Poisson-Kingman partitions
Partition structures derived from Brownian motion and stable subordinators.
Poisson-Kingman partitions
Arcsine laws and interval partitions derived from a stable subordinator.
Poisson-Kingman partitions
The two-parameter Poisson-Dirichlet distribution derived from a stable subordinator.
Poisson-Kingman partitions
Poisson processes then shows that (ξt, t ≥ 0) = (− log(λ0,N, ε(t)), t ≥ 0) is a subordinator with Laplace exponent Φξ .
The genealogy of self-similar fragmentations with negative index as a continuum random tree
By Lemma 15, the process σ is a subordinator with intensity measure ν (− ln s1 ∈ x), which is, the first time at which x is not in the largest sub-interval of I 0 infinite.
The genealogy of self-similar fragmentations with negative index as a continuum random tree
This argument, shows that (a) holds for the bivariate Poisson process with intensity (45) featured in Lemma 18, for any drift free subordinator (τy, y > 0) with E (e−ξτy ) = e−ψ(ξ)y .
Two recursive decompositions of Brownian bridge