Related formsnon·sub·or·di·na·tion, nounpre·sub·or·di·na·tion, nounself-sub·or·di·na·tion, noun
Examples from the Web for subordination
Slavery, racism, sexism, and other forms of bigotry, subordination, and human rights abuse transform and adapt with the times.Still a Problem From Hell, Two Decades After Rwanda|John Prendergast|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is a relationship of dominance and subordination that makes further conflict inevitable.
For most of history, the subordination of wives to husbands was enforced by law and custom.How Straight Marriage’s Evolution Led to Obama’s Gay-Marriage Endorsement|Stephanie Coontz|May 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
If there is any such relationship, the British people have seen no reward from it—only subordination and sacrifice.
If these intentions were honest, the subordination of England to the papacy might be still preserved in a modified form.History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth. Vol. II.|James Anthony Froude
Pete Cayce first revolted from the strain on his attention, subordination, and acquiescence.The Prophet of the Great Smoky Mountains|Charles Egbert Craddock
His very repression, his subordination in all his other relationships, helped towards this end.The Brentons|Anna Chapin Ray
A letter to General Spencer enclosing a copy of said order of subordination, &c., read and approved.The Command in the Battle of Bunker Hill|Richard Frothingham
The subordination of distance to other factors in rate making is a logical derivation from the theory of joint cost.Railroads: Rates and Regulations|William Z. Ripley
Culture definitions for subordination
The use of expressions that make one element of a sentence dependent on another. In the following sentence, the first (italicized) clause (also called a subordinate clause) is subordinate to the second clause: “Despite all efforts toward a peaceful settlement of the dispute, war finally broke out.” (Compare coordination, dependent clause, and independent clause.)