[suh b-jek-shuh n]
Origin of subjection
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Examples from the Web for subjection
By now near to drowning in complicity and subjection, I obeyed.Hitchens on Thatcher's Sex Appeal
January 12, 2012
(b) A subjection of her self, her appetites and will to her husband and his will.
His sovereign himself he held in subjection, while he exalted the throne.The Memoirs of Count Grammont, Complete
These people are neighbours of the Assyrians, and being few in number, they were held in subjection.Cyropaedia
"Then I shall do as your uncle wishes me to do—reduce you to subjection," said he.
Your uncle wished me to reduce you to subjection, and to flog you till you came to your senses.
- the act or process of subjecting or the state of being subjected
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Word Origin and History for subjection
mid-14c., from Old French subjection (12c.), from Latin subjectionem (nominative subjectio), noun of action from past participle stem of subicere (see subject (n.)).
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