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[suhb-juh-gey-shuh n] /ˌsʌb dʒəˈgeɪ ʃən/
the act, fact, or process of subjugating, or bringing under control; enslavement:
The subjugation of the American Indians happened across the country.
Related forms
nonsubjugation, noun
self-subjugation, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The subjugation of the Aztec city proved to be a protracted and bloody task.

    Mexico Charles Reginald Enock
  • The Space Vikings enslaved the Adityans to hold them in subjugation.

    A Slave is a Slave Henry Beam Piper
  • Yes; or to put it in other words: Independence or subjugation.

  • After this the work of subjugation was easy, and Bruin was finally reduced to slavery.

    Over the Rocky Mountains R.M. Ballantyne
  • An examination of its text will show how largely it was devoted to Emma's subjugation.

    The Story of the Mormons William Alexander Linn
  • These are the implements of war and subjugation; the last arguments to which kings resort.

    America First

  • The Great War witnessed the final stage in this process of subjugation.

    The New World of Islam Lothrop Stoddard
  • Beyond the subjugation of Dodge, there had not been a ripple of commotion.

    The Pagan Madonna Harold MacGrath
Word Origin and History for subjugation

late 14c., from Late Latin subjugationem (nominative subjugatio), from past participle stem of Latin subjugare "to subdue," literally "bring under a yoke," from sub "under" (see sub-) + jugum (see jugular).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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