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superaltern

[soo-per-awl-tern] /ˌsu pərˈɔl tərn/
noun, Logic.
1.
a universal proposition that is the basis for the immediate inference of a corresponding particular proposition.
Origin of superaltern
1920-1925
First recorded in 1920-25; super- + (sub)altern
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