SUPERIOR. One who has a right to command; one who holds a superior rank; as,
a soldier is bound to obey his superior.
2. In estates, some are superior to others; an estate entitled to a
servitude or easement over another estate, is called the superior or
dominant, and the other the inferior or servient estate. 1 Bouv. Inst. n.
3. Of courts, some are supreme or superior, possessing in general
appellate jurisdiction, either by writ of error or by appeal; 3 Bouv. Inst.
n. 2527; the others are called inferior courts.
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