subjection

[suh b-jek-shuh n]

noun

the act of subjecting.
the state or fact of being subjected.

Nearby words

  1. subject matter,
  2. subject to, be,
  3. subject-raising,
  4. subjectification,
  5. subjectify,
  6. subjective,
  7. subjective complement,
  8. subjective idealism,
  9. subjective intension,
  10. subjective sensation

Origin of subjection

1300–50; Middle English < Latin subjectiōn- (stem of subjectiō) a throwing under, equivalent to subject- (see subject) + -iōn- -ion

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British Dictionary definitions for subjection

subjection

noun

the act or process of subjecting or the state of being subjected
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Word Origin and History for subjection

subjection

n.

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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