subaltern

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subaltern

adjective baser, humble, inferior, junior, less, lesser, low, lower, lower in rank, lowly, minor, of lower rank, secondary, servile, subalternate, subcenturio, subsidiary, under
See also: ancillary, assistant, ignoble, inferior, minor, secondary, slight, subordinate, subservient, subsidiary

SUBALTERN. A kind of officer who exercises his authority under the superintendence and control of a superior.