subjugation

[suhb-juh-gey-shuh n]

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. subjectivity,
  2. subjoin,
  3. subjoinder,
  4. subjugable,
  5. subjugate,
  6. subjugator,
  7. subjunction,
  8. subjunctive,
  9. subkingdom,
  10. sublanguage

Related formsnon·sub·ju·ga·tion, nounself-sub·ju·ga·tion, noun

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Word Origin and History for self-subjugation

subjugation

n.

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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