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[soo-per-awr-dn-ey-shuh n]
  1. Logic. the relation between a universal proposition and a particular proposition of the same quality containing the same terms in the same order.
  2. Ecclesiastical. the ordination by an official of his or her successor.
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Origin of superordination

1645–55; < Late Latin superōrdinātiōn- (stem of superōrdinātiō), equivalent to superōrdināt(us) (past participle of superōrdināre; see super-, ordain, -ate1) + -iōn- -ion
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Examples from the Web for superordination

Historical Examples

  • What is the psychology of subordination and superordination?

    Introduction to the Science of Sociology

    Robert E. Park

  • Status, subordination and superordination, control—these are the distinctive marks of a society.

  • Materials upon subordination and superordination may be found in the literature under widely different names.

  • Future research will provide a more adequate sociology of subordination and superordination.

  • What do you understand to be the relation of suggestion and rapport to subordination and superordination?