[ suhb-juh-gey-shuhn ]
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  1. the act, fact, or process of subjugating, or bringing under control; enslavement: The subjugation of the American Indians happened across the country.

Origin of subjugation

First recorded in 1425–75; from Late Latin subjugation-, stem of subjugatio, equivalent to subjugat(us), past participle of subjugare “to make subject” + -io -ion; see subjugate

Other words from subjugation

  • non·sub·ju·ga·tion, noun
  • self-sub·ju·ga·tion, noun

Words Nearby subjugation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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