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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Recent Examples on the Web In a study of economics research, women were subject to more comments from reviewers, and made to revise their submissions more. The Economist, "Scientific publishing The sex of researchers affects the language of research papers," 9 Jan. 2020 Candidates can email their submission to wmrequest@kraftheinzcompany.com or by mail to Oscar Mayer, Attn: Hotdogger Position, 560 E Verona Ave. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Want to get paid to travel? Oscar Mayer is looking for 12 people to drive the Wienermobile cross country," 6 Jan. 2020 In the latest episode of Tori Tried and True, exclusively debuted by PEOPLE, the Beverly Hills, 90210 star, 46, clears up viewers’ assumptions about her based on their submissions. Dana Rose Falcone, PEOPLE.com, "Tori Spelling Admits She's 'Not Great with Money' — and Is Now Teaching Her Kids to Be Responsible," 13 Dec. 2019 Gable, who provides all gifts herself, has begun sorting through your submissions. azcentral, "The Believe Project returns to Phoenix, giving back $100 a day for the holidays," 1 Dec. 2019 In its submission to the parliamentary committee, city council said 500,000 fewer under-35s were visiting Sydney each year, due to the laws, and that the number of venues dedicated to live music had been cut by half in those five years. Lars Brandle, Billboard, "Sydney's Live Music Community Welcomes Reforms to Lockout Laws: 'It's a Great Start'," 28 Nov. 2019 Raimondo included a legalization proposal in her 2019 budget submission to the legislature, but it was not adopted by lawmakers. BostonGlobe.com, "Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo says she’ll make another attempt to legalize marijuana in the state next year.," 22 Nov. 2019 In seeking a broad range of submissions, Truchard likened the process to assembling the pieces of a large, complex puzzle without knowing what the final product is supposed to look like. Lauren Caruba, ExpressNews.com, "After decades of research yield no cure, UTSA opens contest seeking causes of Alzheimer’s disease," 17 Dec. 2019 There was nothing improper in the submission of the whistleblower complaint. Amanda Seitz, Fortune, "Were the Whistleblower Rules Changed? Fact Checking Accusations Made by Trump and His GOP Allies," 1 Oct. 2019

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

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19 Jan 2020

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“Submission.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/submission. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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submission

noun
How to pronounce submission (audio)

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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