Definitions for insubordinationˌɪn səˌbɔr dnˈeɪ ʃən
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defiance of authority
an insubordinate act
The quality of being insubordinate; disobedience to lawful authority.
the quality of being insubordinate; disobedience to lawful authority
Origin: [Cf. F. insubordination.]
Insubordination is the act of willfully disobeying authority. Refusing to perform an action that is unethical or illegal is not insubordination; neither is refusing to perform an action that is not within the scope of authority of the person issuing the order. Insubordination is generally a punishable offense in hierarchical organizations which depend on people lower in the chain of command doing what they are expected to do.
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