superordinate

adjective
su·​per·​or·​di·​nate | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈȯrd-nət How to pronounce superordinate (audio) , -ˈȯr-də-nət, -ˈȯr-də-ˌnāt\

Definition of superordinate

: superior in rank, class, or status

First Known Use of superordinate

1615, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for superordinate

super- + subordinate

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