[suh b-jek-shuh n]


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

Origin of subjection

1300–50; Middle English < Latin subjectiōn- (stem of subjectiō) a throwing under, equivalent to subject- (see subject) + -iōn- -ion
Related formssub·jec·tion·al, adjectivenon·sub·jec·tion, nounpre·sub·jec·tion, nounre·sub·jec·tion, nounself-sub·jec·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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