From this time forward, Kuropatkin allowed his subordinates little or no initiative.
As the chief could not or would not lead, the subordinates naturally chose their own paths and not his.
Between the emperor, with whom the final direction of policy rested, and his subordinates, the chancellor often.
The Moorish portion of the Alhambra resembles many medieval Christian strongholds in its threefold arrangement as a castle, a palace and a residential annexe for subordinates.
The latter, entrusted to irresponsible subordinates, degenerated into a despotism which brought the system into great discredit.