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Meaning of SUBJECTION

Pronunciation:  sub'jekshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of conquering
  2. [n]  forced submission to control by others
 

SUBJECTION is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: conquering, conquest, subjugation, subjugation
 
 See Also: captivity, capture, confinement, enslavement, gaining control, Norman Conquest, oppression, relationship, repression, seizure

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sub*jec"tion\, n. [L. subjectio: cf. OF. subjection,
F. subj['e]tion. See {Subject}, a.]
1. The act of subjecting, or of bringing under the dominion
   of another; the act of subduing.

         The conquest of the kingdom, and subjection of the
         rebels.                               --Sir M. Hale.

2. The state of being subject, or under the power, control,
   and government of another; a state of obedience or
   submissiveness; as, the safety of life, liberty, and
   property depends on our subjection to the laws. ``To be
   bound under subjection.'' --Chaucer.

         Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own
         husbands.                             --1 Peter iii.
                                               1.

         Because the subjection of the body to the will is by
         natural necessity, the subjection of the will unto
         God voluntary, we stand in need of direction after
         what sort our wills and desires may be rightly
         conformed to His.                     --Hooker.

 

 

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