Webster 1913 Edition
ordinatus, p. p. of
ordinareto set in order, to arrange. See
Placed in a lower order, class, or rank; holding a lower or inferior position.
The several kinds and
subordinatespecies of each are easily distinguished.
Inferior in order, nature, dignity, power, importance, or the like.
subordinate, not enslaved, to the understanding.
One who stands in order or rank below another; – distinguished from a principal.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To place in a lower order or class; to make or consider as of less value or importance;
subordinateone creature to another
To make subject; to subject or subdue;–
subordinatethe passions to reason
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Inferior in order,in nature, in dignity, in power, importance, &c.; as subordinate officers.
It was subordinate, not enslaved, to the understanding.
2.Descending in a regular series.
The several kinds and subordinate species of each, are easily distinguished.
1.To make subject; as, to subordinate the passions to reason.