Subaltern genus
Subaltern Sub*al"tern, a. [F. subalterne, LL. subalternus, fr. L. sub under + alter the one, the other of two. See {Alter}.] 1. Ranked or ranged below; subordinate; inferior; specifically (Mil.), ranking as a junior officer; being below the rank of captain; as, a subaltern officer. [1913 Webster]

2. (Logic) Asserting only a part of what is asserted in a related proposition. [1913 Webster]

{Subaltern genus}. (Logic) See under {Genus}. [1913 Webster]


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