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    subaltern - Dictionary definition and meaning for word subaltern

    (noun) a British commissioned army officer below the rank of captain Definition
    (adj) inferior in rank or status
    Example Sentence
    • the junior faculty
    • a lowly corporal
    • petty officialdom
    • a subordinate functionary
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for subaltern

SUB+ALTERNate.....an alternate, someone who is inferior (sub)in position, meaning a SUBORDINATE.

subALTERN rhymes with PALTAN[hindi:chiller party}i.e group of young children playing with adults...they are considered as subordinates with playing games...like cricket

SUB = SUBDUE, LOWER and ALTERN rhymes with A lantern that is a person who follows with a lantern to a big one i.e. A SUBORDINATE

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