Synonyms of subaltern
- 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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Definition and meaning of subaltern (Dictionary)