subaltern [adjective]

Definition of subaltern:

inferior in rank or status

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Sentence/Example of subaltern:

1. A subaltern is a commissioned officer in the army, under the rank of captain.

2. Oriental culture is a subaltern culture, conceived through the very process of its subjugation and subordination to the universal culture.

3. Her work is a model for scholars attempting to understand the political discourse and social imaginaries of subaltern communities of all kinds.

4. It has been reworked within the cultural forms and practices of a whole variety of subaltern groups.