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Subordinated

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.

subordinate

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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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 .
All subordinate clauses are of three types--adjective, adverb, and noun.
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.
Since Otomi does have subordinate clauses, and the borrowed subordinators occupy the first position of their clause just like the native ones, we will assume that clauses with the Spanish loan are indeed subordinate.
311), comes from a subordinate clause, where, as I observed in the present study, participles may function differently than in main clauses.
But the choice between the infinitive and the subordinate clause is another phenomenon.
While a finite verb allows the parser to construct a node S, it does not indicate that S is the MNCC of a main clause--there are also subordinate clauses including a finite verb.
subordinate clause fragment--a type of incomplete sentence that consists of a subordinating conjunction plus a subject and verb
A later lesson used sentence combining to create a variety of simple, compound and complex sentences, while a simple cut-up resource encouraged students to explore the subtle changes of emphasis and effect created by moving subordinate clauses into different positions within a sentence.
Pianzheng fuju is a complex sentence structure in Chinese and is composed of a subordinate clause and a main.
The occurrence of the leave form in the subordinate clause, as an alternative for some speakers to the formally indicative leaves, is sanctioned by the semantic class of the main verb.
This last feature leads Dik to regard this type of nominal clauses as examples of finite subordinate clauses (1997b: 157), a suggestion which is followed here in the analysis of the Subject of a sentence such as the one exemplified in (14), which is regarded as a complex term realised by means of a finite subordinate clause: