Related to Subordinacy: subordination


n.1.The quality or state of being subordinate, or subject to control; subordination, as, to bring the imagination to act in subordinacy to reason.
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Burnell and Calvert tend to argue the equilibrium of competitive democratic forces and polarizing the "dominance and subordinacy in social life" (Burnell, Calvert, 2004: 16-17).
In short, the spectacle of Ethiopia directed the public's attention elsewhere while concealing a class-based policy aimed at preserving the subordinacy of the lower-class.
If childhood and bestiality are opposed to masculinity due to their deficient rationality, the textual femininity in "Des munches not" is marked by the monk's sexualized body and subordinacy.
1965), The Dynamics of Subordinacy, Harvard Business Review, May-Jun 1965.
This does not mean that 'race' is any socially 'less real', for as the tragic history of South Africa indicates in a more extreme form than in virtually any other country, socially imposed restrictions on the grounds of legal or social definitions can be the foundation for the denial of all human rights, the prescription of subordinacy and, not least, the infliction of poverty.
Not surprisingly, then, what became the core of the earliest social formations moving humanity toward the state were whole (small) societies: communities (or alliances of such) whose widening success in war after war ultimately enabled them to reduce their nearest neighbors to a permanent subordinacy, requiring of them regular transfers of goods and, in the event of further wars, of men and supplies.
Moreover, the partial subordinacy of states in a federal system means that instructions to the state government come from two different constitutions, state and national, and by implication from two different polities, also state and national.
For example, the Bowsy Murray, local hero, is here described by Higgins with irony and humor: "The act of throwing a stumpy-booted and gaitered leg athwart the low saddle was a grave gesture both ceremonial and heraldic, man and machine (wrapped in symbolic flame, suggesting Mercury) emblazoned on some obscure escutcheon invoking Subordinacy, Humility, Obeisance, Homage, Destiny, Victualler
16) Various virtues like punctuality, piety, and subordinacy to authority are emphasized in other passages.
There is almost always the possibility of command subordinacy or work relations between commanders, it is frequently real and if judges such as these are disqualified due to objections on the grounds of a suspicion of institutional bias, the foundation of the entire system would falter.
Raising the issue of women's consent to sexual advances or the "voluntariness" of their behavior under conditions of unequal power relations suggests that women themselves, by appearing to "consent," recognize their own unwelcomeness to which they must "consent" if they are to stay, that is, to demonstrate acceptance of their subordinacy and thereby legitimize the "rightness" of sexual asymmetry.
Somewhat more empirically, Zaleznik has described unhealthy patterns of subordinacy which disallow empowerment [23], and research has demonstrated that creative persons are more open than ordinary people to experiencing new and different activities [3].