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subaltern

Logic
a. the relation of one proposition to another when the first is implied by the second, esp the relation of a particular to a universal proposition
b. (as modifier): a subaltern relation
References in classic literature ?
The Senior Subaltern meant no harm; but his chaff was coarse, and he didn't quite understand where to stop.
Bobby, the Captain of a dhoni, with Private Dormer for mate, dropped down the river on Thursday morning - the Private at the bow, the Subaltern at the helm.
Perhaps it would be better, sir, to send the men away," said he to the colonel, for he was a much privileged subaltern.
He returned abruptly to the subaltern officer and the regiment in Canada.
It is true that a subaltern owes respect to his superiors; he is guilty when he deceives himself, and he should be punished if he infringed either the duties or laws of his office.
said the subaltern, laughing (the regimental commander was nicknamed King of Hearts).
You receive 1,500 francs per annum for your services here -- more than many a brave subaltern, who continually risks his life for his country, obtains.
Everybody admired her there; everybody danced with her; but no one proposed who was worth the marrying--one or two exceedingly young subalterns sighed after her, and a beardless civilian or two, but she rejected these as beneath her pretensions--and other and younger virgins than Glorvina were married before her.
At present he ranks simply as senior Harpooneer; and as such, is but one of the captain's more inferior subalterns.
The leaders, of course, observed a due decorum, but some of the subalterns could not restrain their chuckling exultation, boasting that they would soon plant the British standard on the walls of Astoria, and drive the Americans out of the country.
A group of soldiers, a quartermaster, and several subalterns came up to the balcony with Vronsky.
The Chaplain moved on through the dust, and privates, sergeants, and subalterns called one another's attention to the boy.