noun su·per·or·di·na·tion

Definition of superordination

  1. 1 [Late Latin superordination-, superordinatio, from superordinatus (past participle of superordinare to appoint in addition, from Latin super- + ordinare to arrange, appoint) + -ion-, -io -ion — more at ordain] :  ordination of a person to fill a station already occupied; especially :  the ordination by an ecclesiastical official of his own successor

  2. 2 [super- + -ordination (as in subordination)] a :  the act or process of superordinating :  dominance b :  the relation of a universal proposition to a particular with the same terms

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