submission

noun
sub·mis·sion | \ səb-ˈmi-shən \

Definition of submission 

1a : a legal agreement to submit to the decision of arbitrators

b : an act of submitting something (as for consideration or inspection) also : something submitted (such as a manuscript)

2 : the condition of being submissive, humble, or compliant

3 : an act of submitting to the authority or control of another

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Examples of submission in a Sentence

I'm preparing the results of my study for submission to a medical journal. the electronic submission of tax returns The deadline for submissions is January 31st. We cannot accept submissions longer than 2,000 words. Over 5,000 submissions were received. a religion that preaches submission to God's will The prisoners were beaten into submission.
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Bondarchuk's 2015 debut feature, the playful documentary Ukrainian Sheriffs, was Ukraine's official submission to the foreign-language Oscar race. Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Volcano': Film Review | Karlovy Vary 2018," 13 July 2018 The group solicited submissions from labs around the university as well as artists’ groups and galleries in the area. Marissa Fessenden, Smithsonian, "Scientific Images Make Dazzling Art In a Duke University Exhibit," 12 July 2018 However, the group is hoping the public can step in and help choose a name through submissions and votes online. Kimberly Rapanut, azcentral, "Volunteers nursing abandoned wild Salt River foal back to health," 5 July 2018 Full band submissions are required – no individuals. Mary Caldwell, ajc, "Now casting: Diane Keaton film seeking high schoolers," 5 July 2018 Films were chosen through submissions, recommendations and McGriff's own discoveries. Myah Ward, charlotteobserver, "Charlotte film festival aims to give platform to artists of color," 2 July 2018 By the time the submissions window closed two months later, the jury had received 120 entries. Author: Hannah Natanson, Anchorage Daily News, "Design chosen for first national monument to Native American veterans," 27 June 2018 Multiple submissions are allowed, but each requires its own fee. Carole Goldberg, courant.com, "Write Stuff: Deadline Extended For Twain House's Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest," 27 June 2018 West Houston Ladies Tennis Association league registration and roster submissions are open and will remain available through August. Terry St. John, Houston Chronicle, "Greater Houston athletic activities listings: June 29-July 1," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of submission

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for submission

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin submission-, submissio act of lowering, from submittere

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submission

noun

English Language Learners Definition of submission

: an act of giving a document, proposal, piece of writing, etc., to someone so that it can be considered or approved : an act of submitting something

: something that is submitted

: the state of being obedient : the act of accepting the authority or control of someone else

submission

noun
sub·mis·sion | \ səb-ˈmi-shən \

Kids Definition of submission

1 : the act of putting forward something (as for consideration or comment)

2 : the condition of being humble or obedient

3 : the act of giving in to power or authority

submission

noun
sub·mis·sion | \ səb-ˈmish-ən \

Medical Definition of submission 

: the condition of being submissive

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submission

noun
sub·mis·sion | \ səb-ˈmi-shən \

Legal Definition of submission 

1 : an agreement to submit a dispute to and abide by the decision of an arbitrator an award falls within the general rule that acts of arbitrators must…be coextensive with the submissionAlbert v. Goor, 218 P.2d 736 (1950)

2 : an act of submitting something upon submission of a properly completed memorandum —J. H. Friedenthal et al. also : something submitted

3 : an act of submitting to the authority or control of another

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