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sub- prefix

1 : under
: beneath
: below [sub standard]
2 a : subordinate
: secondary
: next lower than or inferior to [sub agent]
b : subordinate portion of
: subdivision of [sub chapter] [sub committee]
c : assigning to another by the same method [sub license] [sub contract]

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.