[suhb-juh-gey-shuh n]


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for subjugation



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).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper