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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A British commissioned army officer below the rank of captain adj. - Inferior in rank or status.

Usage examples (35)
  • A subaltern is a commissioned officer in the army, under the rank of captain.
  • His talk radio conservatism is tinged with the fanaticism of someone who comes from a "subaltern" group.
  • Hindutva was an antidote to the "subaltern" mobilisations of Mandal and the regional parties.
  • I mean, just by being a discriminated-against minority on the university campus, they don't need the word 'subaltern' ... for more
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