1. subaltern, commissioned military officer

usage: a British commissioned army officer below the rank of captain


1. junior-grade, lower-ranking, lowly, petty(prenominal), secondary, subaltern, junior (vs. senior)

usage: inferior in rank or status; "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary"

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