ETYM Latin ancillaris, from ancilla a female servant.
Subservient or subordinate, like a handmaid; auxiliary.
Auxiliary; secondary; subordinate; auxiliary.
subaltern / sʌbltən /
Ranked quantitatively but not qualitatively
subject / sʌbdʒekt /
ETYM Old Eng. suget, Old Fren. souzget, sougit (in which the first part is Latin subtus below, from sub under), subgiet, subject, French sujet, from Latin subjectus lying under.
Being under the power or sovereignty of another or others SYN. dependent.
Not exempt from tax.
ETYM Pref. sub + Latin ordinatus, p. p. of ordinare to set in order, to arrange. Related to Ordain.
1. Lower in rank or importance; SYN. low-level.
2. Subject or submissive to authority or the control of another.
subservient / səbsɝːviənt /
ETYM Latin subserviens, -entis, p. pr. Related to Subserve.
Compliant and obedient to authority.