He has got other people under him, instead of being a subordinate.
He could never be a subordinate; I have often told him I could never think of him in that way.
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Alongside this culture, various religious cultures with their respective rights can coexist, on condition (and to the degree) that they respect the criteria of the Enlightenment culture and subordinate themselves to it. This Enlightenment culture is substantially defined by the rights to liberty.
Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) -- Christianity and the Crisis of Cultures
His subordinate stands right next to him, looking as blank-minded as ever.