the act, fact, or process of subjugating, or bringing under control; enslavement: The subjugation of the American Indians happened across the country.
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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).
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