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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Two days after the submission deadline, Democrats have narrowed down location options for their party's 2020 convention. Jeremy Wallace, Houston Chronicle, "Sylvester Turner fires up Texas Democrats at party convention," 22 June 2018 Entries may only be submitted by a single person; group submissions are not permissible. CNN, "OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS," 12 June 2018 Advocates for the rules say that 49 submissions weren’t enough to accurately assess the rule given that more than 1,200 communities are eligible for federal block grant money. Jeff Andrews, Curbed, "Ben Carson sued for delaying an anti-segregation rule—again," 8 May 2018 Writers in the Attic 2018 submission deadline: Before 5 p.m., The Cabin, Boise. idahostatesman, "Treasure Valley Book Event Calendar: March 11-17 | Idaho Statesman," 9 Mar. 2018 The San Diego Union-Tribune is extending its search for the best places to work in the county until Aug. 10 for nomination submissions. U-t Staff, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Top Workplaces deadline is extended," 12 July 2018 The deadline for this year's submissions is Aug. 31. Bill Turque, kansascity, "Engineer profits from city projects and sits on panel to vet them. Is that a problem?," 30 June 2018 The deadline for submissions is July 15 at 5 p.m. The final exhibit will run from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30. Zipporah Osei, BostonGlobe.com, "A ‘kindness garden’ to spread love and compassion," 28 June 2018 The deadline for submissions is Friday, July 20, 2018. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, "raceAhead: Let's Change the World," 14 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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