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subordinate

adjective     /səˈbɔː.dɪ.nət/ US  /-ˈbɔːr-/
having a lower or less important position: a subordinate role subordinate status The individual's needs are subordinate to those of the group.Position and status in groups and organizationsOf little or less importance
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