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Definitions of superior:

part of speech: adjective

Upper: higher in place, rank, or excellence: surpassing others:- beyond the influence of.

part of speech: noun

One who surpasses another, as in rank or ability; head of a religious house.

part of speech: adjective

Higher; more elevated or exalted in place, rank, dignity, office, or excellence; preferable; unaffected or unconquered, as " a man superior to his sufferings"; in bot., placed above another organ- applied especially to indicate the position of the ovary with respect to the calyx.

part of speech: noun

One of higher rank; one more excellent or more advanced than another; the chief or head of a monastery or convent; in Scot., one who has made the original grant of heritable property to a person called his vassal, which property is held by the vassal on certain stipulated conditions, as the payment of an annual fixed sum, or the performance of certain services.

part of speech: noun

One superior to others: the chief of a monastery, etc., and of certain churches and colleges.

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