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One who has a right to give orders; belonging to a higher grade.

A superior is someone or something entitled to command, influence, or control. In the judicial system, a superior court has general or extensive jurisdiction, as opposed to an inferior court. A superior court bears a different meaning in different states. In some states, it is a tribunal of intermediate jurisdiction between the trial courts and the chief appellate court; in other states, however, it is the name given to trial courts.

In the law of Negligence, a superior force is an uncontrollable and irresistible force that produces results that could not be avoided.

In real property, a holder of a superior estate has an Easement, or a nonpossessory interest in land, in an inferior estate.


(Excellent), adjective above average, above par, better, choice, deluxe, distinguished, exceptional, finer, first-rate, foremost, greater, high-class, high-grade, illustrious, incomparable, matchless, melior, noble, nonpareil, peerless, praestantior, preferable, preferred, seccnd to none, superexcellent, superlative, supreme, topping, transcendent, unequaled, unexcelled, unparalleled, unrivalled, unsurpassed


(Higher), adjective chief, greater, more eleeated, of greater influence, of higher rank, paramount, senior
Associated concepts: respondeat superior, superior court, superior force
See also: absolute, ascendant, best, chief, director, disdainful, dominant, employer, ideal, important, inflated, irresistible, meritorious, notable, outstanding, paramount, predominant, preferable, preferential, premium, prime, principal, prior, professional, prominent, select, special, stellar, sterling, superlative, unapproachable, valuable


in feudal law, the person from whom a person lower in the feudal chain holds his land.

SUPERIOR. One who has a right to command; one who holds a superior rank; as, a soldier is bound to obey his superior.
     2. In estates, some are superior to others; an estate entitled to a servitude or easement over another estate, is called the superior or dominant, and the other the inferior or servient estate. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 1612.
     3. Of courts, some are supreme or superior, possessing in general appellate jurisdiction, either by writ of error or by appeal; 3 Bouv. Inst. n. 2527; the others are called inferior courts.

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Congenital abnormalities of the inferior vena cava presenting clinically in adolescent males.
Pulmonary thromboembolism in cattle due to thrombosis of the posterior vena cava associated with hepatic abscessation.
Repair of anomalous pulmonary venous connection to the superior vena cava.
La interrupcion de la vena cava inferior seguida con el sistema acigos o hemiacigos es observada en pacientes con isomerismo izquierdo debido a una falta en la formacion de la anastomosis subcardinal-hepatica y subsecuente atrofia de la vena subcardinal, generando que la vena cava inferior infrarrenal se continua con el sistema venoso acigos si la vena cava inferior esta a la derecha, o sistema venoso hemiacigos si la vena cava inferior esta a la izquierda (5).
Cumhur, "CT angiography of systemic to pulmonary venous shunt in superior vena cava obstruction," Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, vol.
Las diversas anomalias del desarrollo de la vena cava inferior son resultado de alteraciones durante su embriogenesis, que involucra la fusion y regresion de diferentes vasos embrionarios que dan lugar a la conformacion definitiva de la misma, con sus segmentos intrahepatico, suprarrenal, renal e infrarrenal (1).
Cho BC, Choi HJ, Kang SM, Chang J, Lee SM, Yang DG, Hong YK, Lee DH, Lee YW, Kim SK (2004) Congenital absence of inferior vena cava as a rare cause of pulmonary thromboembolism.
Quality improvement guidelines for the performance of inferior vena cava filter placement for the prevention of pulmonary embolism.
An open right radical nephrectomy, caval thrombectomy, resection of the vena cava and retroperitoneal lymph node dissection were preformed.
Title: Vena Cava, Abnormalities, Azygos Vein, Congenital.