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Subordination means to be subject to the orders or direction of another; to be of lower rank in a hierarchy. Such a person is called a subordinate.

Subordination is also the act of being properly obedient to a superior. Failure to be obedient (e.g. in the military) is called insubordination, and usually constitutes a punishable offense.

Body languageEdit

Subordination (and the willingness to be obedient) can be displayed by respectful/submissive body gestures, such as formal saluting, the bow, curtsey, kneeling or prostration, a reverential or submissive body position.

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