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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.


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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My home community, like many marginalized groups, was positioned subordinately in society.
28) The goal was to "support a due supremacy of the national authority, and not exclude the local authorities wherever they can be subordinately useful.
If Niklas's thoughts about being male and female are accurate, Swedish society conceptualizes women subordinately.
The scope and quality of this response and interaction were dictated by the circumstances of society's foundation and composition-a 'new' construct, made up of new comers to the landscape and cultural strangers each to the other, one group dominant, the other legally and subordinately slave.
80) Burke recognized that the EIC had come to be 'a great empire, carrying on, subordinately, a great commerce'.
In other words, Byrhtnoth's subordinates are subordinately allowed to die the old-fashioned way.
Loving quite ahistorically (and repeatedly) implies that because what he chooses to characterize as feminism ("the contemporary debate or cause" [141]) is a twentieth-century phenomenon, the question of gender is only rarely, and generally subordinately, relevant to the work of criticism: "Ultimately, Isabel [Archer]'s problem is not with her gender .
On the other hand, the dominant masochist of one setting (the person who feels potentially, or has actually been, victimized by crime, for example) may react by becoming subordinately sadistic elsewhere, such as in his or her eagerness to embrace greater punishment of the already imprisoned prisoner, or by voting for politicians who wish to build more jails and favor "three strikes and you're out" displays of toughness.
To the slaves, meanwhile, it signified, subordinately, a horrifying force of their own dehumanization.
As the long as the model is white and male, women and people of color will always be conceptualized in the working-class movement as subordinately "different.
Cementing material includes dominantly carbonate (mostly calcite) and subordinately non- carbonate cement including chlorite illite iron oxides and quartz.