superordinate

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adjective su·per·or·di·nate \ˌsü-pər-ˈȯrd-nət, -ˈȯr-də-nət, -ˈȯr-də-ˌnāt\

Definition of superordinate

  1. :  superior in rank, class, or status

Origin and Etymology of superordinate

super- + subordinate


First Known Use: 1615


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