Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Less in power or authority; subordinate.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    One who, in relation to another, has less power and is below him; one who is bound to obey another. He who makes the law is the superior; he who ls bound to obey it, the inferior. 1 Bouv. Inst, no. 8.