[Late Latin superordination-, superordinatio, from superordinatus (past participle of superordinare to appoint in addition, from Latin super- + ordinare to arrange, appoint) + -ion-, -io -ion] : ordination of a person to fill a station already occupied
especially : the ordination by an ecclesiastical official of his own successor
[super- + -ordination (as in subordination)]
: the act or process of superordinating : dominance
: the relation of a universal proposition to a particular with the same terms

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“Superordination.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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