superordination

superordination

[soo-per-awr-dn-ey-shuhn]
noun
1.
Logic. the relation between a universal proposition and a particular proposition of the same quality containing the same terms in the same order.
2.
Ecclesiastical. the ordination by an official of his or her successor.

Origin:
1645–55; < Late Latin superōrdinātiōn- (stem of superōrdinātiō), equivalent to superōrdināt(us) (past participle of superōrdināre; see super-, ordain, -ate1) + -iōn- -ion

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superordination

noun
the semantic relation of being superordinate or belonging to a higher rank or class [syn: hypernymy
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