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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The effect is less entertainment than a sort of submission to the real—a narrative vérité of which Greengrass, a British filmmaker who started his career in documentaries, has become a specialist. Taylor Antrim, Vogue, "Paul Greengrass’s New Netflix Film, 22 July, Is Excruciating and Essential," 10 Oct. 2018 Cold War is Poland’s absolutely gorgeous black-and-white submission to the Oscars for best foreign language film. Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, "New trailers: Rocketman, Vice, She-Ra, and more," 6 Oct. 2018 After the Civil War, Fea points out, historians don't see many references to Romans 13, because the essence of the passage – submission to authority – is regarded as un-American. Author: Keith Mcmillan, Julie Zauzmer, Anchorage Daily News, "Sessions says the Bible justifies separating immigrant families," 15 June 2018 Details about how to submit ideas, along with the submission form, can be found at arlingtonma.gov/culturaldistrict. Jennifer Fenn Lefferts, BostonGlobe.com, "Arlington Cultural District calls for ideas, proposals," 6 June 2018 The state Water Planning Council has created on online submission form, while the Connecticut Council on Environmental Quality is asking for emails instead. Don Stacom, Courant Community, "State Water Quality Councils Invite Public To Comment on Tilcon Plan," 14 Apr. 2018 Murray and Lévy's submissions to the parliamentary committee echo Delaere's concerns and add several accusations. Matt Warren, Science | AAAS, "Two controversial stem cell trials could harm patients, critics say," 29 Mar. 2018 This should help guard against extensions that use harmless external code during the initial submission to the store but then later replace that code with something malicious once the extension has been published to the store. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Google taking new steps to prevent malicious Chrome extensions," 2 Oct. 2018 Dr Bohannon’s experiment did lack a true control—submission to journals that still charge subscriptions. The Economist, "Some science journals that claim to peer review papers do not do so," 21 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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