What is meant by a "relative distinguished name"?

Hierarchically organized directory systems like DNS and LDAP/X.500 identify an object by the path from the root to a leave in the directory tree.
     The "Absolute Distinguished Name" is the full path from the root to the leaf, which gives a globally unique identification of this individual. The "Relative Distinguished Name" is part of the full path.
     Note that in the example above, there might be another "John Smith" in another company called "Good Burgers" in the English city "London", so a Relative Distinguished Name is not necessarily globally unique. A "Distinguished Name" is the single main name of an organization, it may have other alias names.

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