Definition of Subordination

The subordination refers dependence and subjection to someonethat is, it is subjection to command, authority, dominance, or the order imposed by an individual.

Submission to the authority of a superior under penalty of suffering a punishment

So, subordination will always imply a situation of domination that may be symbolic or formal.

Meanwhile, the person who submits is usually referred to as submissive, subservient, or submissive.

In subordination there is always an acceptance of it because the hierarchy is respected, but also out of fear, because it is known that if it is not accepted, negative consequences can be suffered, for example, being fired from a job.

There are individuals who take advantage of their position of authority or their strength to subdue others, and wow, such a situation is despicable and condemnable from every point of view.

In families, many parents, with an authoritarian profile, end up being the “boss” of their children, whom they practically submit to their designs and desires, without letting them decide what to do, that is, they choose what career to study, with who to hang out with, what time to go out, among other issues.

Voluntary or coerced acceptance

Generally, the aforementioned subordination is achieved in a natural way, that is, the subordinate accepts the command because he is aware and accepts the hierarchical relationship established, although it is also possible that in the event of a refusal to accept the aforementioned hierarchy, force can be applied in order to effectively achieve subordination. “The one who leads the group at the moment is Juan, therefore, everyone must pay subordination to his figure.”

This situation occurs a lot at the instances of the political field where dictatorial governments, or democratic ones with an authoritarian bias, impose their authority at all costs and those who dare not accept it, rebel or demonstrate will receive punishment, a percussion, to break them. , and if they don’t get it, many times they can even be imprisoned and what is even worse, assassinated.

Many dictatorships have used the tools and the state police to persecute their opponents who did not accept their domination or were not subservient to their wishes.

Unfortunately, these contexts always ended with many civilian deaths and with critical junctures in the political, social and economic spheres.

However, we must also talk about the other side of the coin that were those peoples or communities that were able to rebel against the authority that subjected them and finally free themselves to live in a more free and democratic way.

An emblematic example of this is the French Revolution of 1789, in which the French people, tired of the oppression of the monarchy that stood out in excess, united and fought against that status quo and managed to free themselves and establish a democratic government with the participation of the people. , and of course the fall of the monarchy.

Meanwhile, in the military field It is quite frequent that the term subordination is used to account for the relationship established between an individual who holds a higher rank and another who has a lower one. “The colonel energetically spoke to his subordinates; Meanwhile, a person who depends on another will be called a subordinate.

Use in grammar to express the link between sentences

And on the other hand, to Grammar instancessubordination is the grammatical relationship of dependency that exists between two or more sentences, or between two elements that present a different part of speech.

It should be noted that the relationship of subordination is formed through linksalthough they can be omitted from the juxtapositionSo the following sentences are valid. “Mauro didn’t come to my birthday because he was sick. Mauro did not come to my birthday. He was sick.”

The syntactic subordinationon the other hand, assumes that between two propositions, the main proposition will have a superior hierarchy with respect to the subordinate proposition, then, they are not interchangeable without thereby altering the meaning of the sentence. My mom couldn’t come because she was away..

Subordination classes

There are three types of grammatical subordination: adverbial subordination (presents temporal, local, modal and comparative references), substantive subordination (fulfills various syntactic functions) and adjective subservience (is it specific or explanatory).