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Describing a class of security that, in the event of liquidation, is prioritized lower than other classes of security. For example, a subordinated security may be an unsecured loan, which has no collateral. Should the issuer be liquidated, all secured bonds and debts must be repaid before the subordinated security is repaid. A subordinated security carries higher risk but also pays higher returns than other classes. See also: Junior Debt.
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To agree to place one's mortgage or other interests in a junior position relative to another. See subordinated ground lease and subordinated mortgage.

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From this perspective, it is not a coincidence at all that constructions involving mental state relations run into difficulties with presupposition: because the subordinate clauses belong to the domain of a third party, their content is simply not within the control of the speaker to presuppose or assert.
In (66) the subordinate clause is asserted, while in (67) it is not, and in (68) the event of going is understood as actually realized, while in (69) its realization may be situated in the hypothetical future.
On the other hand, in academic expository texts, conjunctions are significant indicators of the semantic relationships between clauses and segments of the text, therefore, conjunctions are used to embed subordinate clauses into main clauses in order to foreground propositional meaning.
Patrizia Lendinara, in her essay of 1997, mentions as evidence of her claim that AEthelberht was modeled on "the Latin codes of the Continental Germani in style and layout" the structural similarities between subordinate clauses in both the Latin codes and AEthelberht: "Si quis ...," she argues, is reproduced by "Gif man ..." (if one man).
The comma is omitted when the subordinate clause is restrictive, that is, when it limits the meaning of a word in the main clause or is otherwise essential to the meaning of the sentence.
As in other examples of IA, the formal properties of the head are determined by the subordinate clause. However, no case marking is present, therefore the standard explanation that the head borrowed the case of the relative pronoun is inapplicable to (21).
These connect a subordinate clause to a main clause.
Intonation presents us with a vital clue in this case, as the latter part of the example appears almost like an afterthought, and instead of expressing this as a complement clause as in Portuguese, the main clause 'I want (it)' is juxtaposed to the subordinate clause 'CIMI enters'.
However, what may be more relevant for the Syriac translator is that it occurs in a past time subordinate clause, since the context is a parable/illustration that is set in the past.
In example (2), however, all three versions use the same element order in the subordinate clause. Both examples are of subordinate clauses, but these examples show that even in subordinate clauses the element order may vary between the ordinary "past ptc.
"The use of the word `should' in the introductory subordinate clause will create confusion in the minds of many voters because, as the first word in a ballot question, it makes it appear that the ballot question is asking whether legalized gaming should be approved in Massachusetts," Mr.