English translation: assign detailed rules to inferior rules
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06:23 Sep 4, 2008
English to English translations [PRO] Bus/Financial - Management
English term or phrase:authorize detailed rules to inferior ones
I have already asked this question in EN>FR but I would like to get some native points of view.
My text deals with the internal rules of a company. These rules are hierarchically classified in a chart, into different categories (regulations, notifications, guidelines, etc). So there are "superior rules" and "inferior rules". Inferior rules cannot conflict with superior ones, and :
Superior rules may authorize detailed rules to inferior ones within the scope of its authority.
I don't understand the meaning of this. Could someone explain/rephrase it?
Bonus question (for my own knowledge) : is the use of "its" correct ? Should not it be "their"?