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INFERIOR. One who in relation to another has less power and is below him; one who is bound to obey another. He who makes the law is the superior; he who is bound to obey it, the inferior. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 8.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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If you have an inferiority complex because of the doctors, the best thing we can do for you is to treat your inferiority complex but we'll not massage your ego.'
Another question in respect of 18th Amendment, he replied that after 18th Amendment provinces could not given autonomy, but given a little powers and now if 18th amendment may rollback the inferiority would be increased and it would be harmful.
Responding to a question that why today's students have less interest in understanding Urdu literature, Mumtaz said it was the inferiority complex of parents that they did not encourage their children to speak Urdu and the other issue was that they have two to four school of thoughts with
Then on feelings of inferiority, I told him, it is nothing but a choice.
He displays such symptoms of a massive inferiority complex that I can only conclude that he is in fact inferior!
RAFA Benitez is a "benign dictator" with an "inferiority complex" who must "evolve" if he is to succeed under Mike Ashley's ownership at Newcastle United, claims Stan Collymore.
Diler is one of the very few journalists who frequently joins President Recep Tayyip Erdoy-an's travels abroad with Erdoy-an's newly acquired super-luxurious plane, which is most probably a sad result of an Islamist inferiority complex over the US and its Air Force One.
This is imperative because of the inferiority complex Cypriots have towards mainland Greeks, a complex that is a major reason for the contraction of our economy.
Therefore, we proposed the following hypothesis: Hypothesis 3: The influence of coping style on perceived self-efficacy in managing inferiority will be produced through a moderating effect of gender.
But maybe the real story here is not so much that physicians' ideas affected their modes of treatment but that preexisting ideas about the inferiority of slaves and women affected the development of scientific literature.
BRENDAN RODGERS has told England's players that they must ditch their inferiority complex to succeed at the World Cup.
The results were dramatic: when they felt smaller, the participants reported increased feelings of inferiority, weakness, and incompetence.