submission

noun

sub·​mis·​sion səb-ˈmi-shən How to pronounce submission (audio)
1
a
: 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

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. See More
Recent Examples on the Web The police department's medical separations and workers' compensation submissions have been increasing for the past eight years, according to Phoenix data. Miguel Torres, The Arizona Republic, 26 Feb. 2024 Your submission will be governed by our general Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. NPR, 24 Feb. 2024 All submissions must go through the link on the contest webpage; no paper manuscripts or stories sent by email will be accepted. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Feb. 2024 Four years later, the two were working on submissions for Gross’ book, as was a third graduate student, Felicia Lopez. Noah Goldberg, Los Angeles Times, 23 Feb. 2024 To make the challenge as inclusive as possible, Byron said, organizers decided to forego submission fees and to find sponsors to cover the cost for travel and accommodation for the April event. Isha Trivedi, The Mercury News, 13 Feb. 2024 New questions are typically posted on Thursdays, with a Monday deadline for submissions. Haben Kelati, Washington Post, 14 Feb. 2024 The submission fighting championship in Las Vegas marked a shift in public interest. Brian Roberts, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2024 In the past, anonymous committees had the power to overrule members’ selections of nominees; after some controversy those were largely disbanded, though the academy still has the power to reassign submissions if necessary. Jon Caramanica, New York Times, 5 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of submission was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near submission

Cite this Entry

“Submission.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/submission. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

submission

noun
sub·​mis·​sion səb-ˈmish-ən How to pronounce submission (audio)
1
: an act of submitting something (as for consideration or comment)
also : something submitted (as a musical composition)
2
: the condition of being humble or obedient
3
: an act of submitting to the authority or control of another

Medical Definition

submission

noun
sub·​mis·​sion səb-ˈmish-ən How to pronounce submission (audio)
: the condition of being submissive

Legal Definition

submission

noun
sub·​mis·​sion səb-ˈmi-shən How to pronounce submission (audio)
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 memorandumJ. H. Friedenthal et al.
also : something submitted
3
: an act of submitting to the authority or control of another

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