submission

noun
sub·​mis·​sion | \ səb-ˈmi-shən How to pronounce submission (audio) \

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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The festival, known for edgy documentaries and independent narrative films from a diverse range of voices, will highlight 174 feature-length and short movies culled from more than 9,000 submissions. ... Ellen Gamerman, WSJ, "Five Movies Bound to Make Noise at the Tribeca Film Festival," 17 Apr. 2019 Plus, an examination of a very flimsy polygraph submission by Dr. Ford, as well as some last-minute stall tactics by Democrats that may show them to be less confident than some would assume. Fox News, "Laura Ingraham: The accusers' last act," 26 Sep. 2018 The state is preparing a strong and comprehensive submission to the court in advance of the hearing. Paul Berger, WSJ, "Congestion Fee Lawsuit Could Cost MTA $17 Million in Revenue," 2 Jan. 2019 Gone are the days of beating springy spirals into straight submission. Glamour, "Beauty Awards: The 18 Best Curly and Natural Hair Products of 2019," 25 Mar. 2019 Lyft, which filed confidentially for its IPO late last year, may make the submission public next week and begin trading on Nasdaq by the end of March, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Maureen Farrell, WSJ, "Pinterest Files Confidentially for IPO," 22 Feb. 2019 The streamer’s only submission to crack the top 10 was The Crown. Michael O'connell, The Hollywood Reporter, "Emmys: How Netflix Edged HBO and What It Means for This Year's Race," 12 July 2018 All entrants, upon submission, will provide Niantic with a perpetual license to use their entries, both for marketing purposes and to incorporate any features or concepts, including gameplay, into its platform, technology, and future products. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Pokémon Go creators launch AR-game contest that (nearly) resembles American Idol," 21 Dec. 2018 For the uninformed, Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a martial art focused on grappling, ground fighting, wrestling and submissions. Mike Vorel, The Seattle Times, "How did Seahawks pass-rusher Jacob Martin prepare for his rookie season? Jiu-jitsu.," 28 Nov. 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 How to pronounce submission (audio) \

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 How to pronounce submission (audio) \

Medical Definition of submission

: the condition of being submissive

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submission

noun
sub·​mis·​sion | \ səb-ˈmi-shən How to pronounce submission (audio) \

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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