superordinate


su·per·or·di·nate

adjective \ˌsü-pər-ˈrd-nət, -ˈr-də-nət, -ˈr-də-ˌnāt\

Definition of SUPERORDINATE

:  superior in rank, class, or status

Origin of SUPERORDINATE

super- + subordinate
First Known Use: 1620

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