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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If Bachmeier struggles at any point, the Broncos can rely on a potent running game and use their tempo on offense to punish teams into submission. Scooby Axson, SI.com, "Florida State's Promising Opener Turns Into a Nightmare in Loss to Boise State," 31 Aug. 2019 All these actions are intended to scare Hong Kongers into submission. The Economist, "“We long to see a Hong Kong free from tyranny”," 31 Aug. 2019 The story finds the crippled Annie (Lizzie Boys) in deep despair and forced into submission by nurse Broadfield (Daphne Zuniga). Chuck Barney, The Mercury News, "TV this week: ‘Succession’ returns for more demented family drama," 11 Aug. 2019 The story finds the crippled Annie (Lizzie Boys) in deep despair and forced into submission by nurse Broadfield (Daphne Zuniga). Chuck Barney, Detroit Free Press, "TV highlights for the week of Aug. 11-17," 9 Aug. 2019 The Trump administration has tried to force Iran into submission by choking off its oil sales, the cornerstone of the country’s economy. Yonette Joseph, BostonGlobe.com, "Iran says it has seized another oil tanker in Persian Gulf," 4 Aug. 2019 The former White House cybersecurity czar took the lid off his next act with Trinity, a startup that wants to frustrate hackers into submission. Brian Barrett, WIRED, "Security News This Week: Apple Contractors Will Stop Listening to Your Siri Recordings—For Now," 3 Aug. 2019 At wildlife tourist attractions, animals like sloths and anacondas are often beaten into submission before photos are snapped, and the critters are usually captured as babies and held in inhumane conditions. Rachel Fobar, National Geographic, "Sea turtles, hummingbird charms, and other souvenirs not to buy on vacation," 2 Aug. 2019 At Lowood, the charity school where children are starved and scolded into submission, Jane meets saintly Helen Burns (Anabel Katsnelson), who teaches her to smooth her arms into elegant balletic arcs. Constance Grady, Vox, "Jane Eyre is a startlingly modern heroine. A new ballet shows why.," 27 June 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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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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