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[suhb-juh-gey-shuh n]
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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.
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Related formsnon·sub·ju·ga·tion, nounself-sub·ju·ga·tion, noun
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invasion, attack, conquest, serfdom, enslavement, bondage, subjugation, labor, servitude, captivity, hit, advantage, achievement, sweep, winning, gain, defeat, triumph, yoke, cut

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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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