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Definition 1: a British commissioned army officer below the rank of captain - [noun denoting person]

(subaltern is a kind of ...) a commissioned officer in the Army or Air Force or Marine Corps

(subaltern belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 2: inferior in rank or status - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where subaltern or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the junior faculty
  • a lowly corporal
  • petty officialdom
  • a subordinate functionary

Synonyms for subaltern in the sense of this definition

(subaltern is similar to ...) younger; lower in rank; shorter in length of tenure or service

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