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RANK. The order or place in which certain officers are placed in the army and navy, in relation to others, is called their rank.
     2. It is a maxim, that officers of, an inferior rank are bound to obey all the lawful commands of their superiors, and are justified for such obedience.

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From the outset, Breaking Ranks II pays attention to its own advice to determine the needs, to help others recognize the needs, and to work together to promote improved student performance.
Breaking Ranks H includes recommendations and strategies, as well as a three-part survey to assist a school's team in exploring and establishing its progress in meeting those recommendations.
Breaking Ranks in the Middle builds on the success of Breaking Ranks II: Strategies for Leading High School Reform and is the middle level counterpart.
Charged with the task of presenting a paper loosely based on Wales and enterprise culture (or lack of it), he did not hold back from breaking ranks with his former party colleagues in the Assembly (some of whom were present
This was not some loud-mouthed but largely irrelevant backbencher breaking ranks on a point of principle.
Comparing Mr Morrison to other Government experts who broke ranks over the WMD claims, he said: "These are honest, hard-working servants of the state, well used to not breaking ranks and now they have.
Breaking Ranks is a report on the status of the high school in the 21st Century.
Once it became clear that the United States was going Over There, he supported President Woodrow Wilson, breaking ranks with many of his old socialist comrades and pacifists.