He had control over even the smallest detail and most likely would have told his subordinate what to do.
The relationship of subordinate women to powerful men is, as Mandel notes, rooted in centuries of history.
I am sure if a man had been accused of shoving a subordinate, the reaction would have been more lenient.
In 2008, he had an affair with an IMF subordinate, which he called “an error in judgment.”
The courier was “a senior al Qaeda facilitator and subordinate” at the time.
In most savage religions there is a principal deity to whom the others are subordinate.
His subordinate officers may complain that they have had no fighting.
Whatever these may be, they are only a subordinate consideration.
So he came at last to the distant camp of his subordinate comrades.
With them at Scotland Yard are some seventy or eighty subordinate detectives.
"to bring into a subordinate position," 1590s; see subordinate (adj.). Related: Subordinated; subordinating.