Origin of submission
Related Words for submissionresignation, capitulation, humility, assent, prostration, appeasement, servility, obedience, acquiescence, deference, humbleness, tractability, malleability, surrender, yielding, meekness, subjection, docility, passivity, nonresistance
Examples from the Web for submission
Contemporary Examples of submission
Submission is less a novel of ideas than a political book, and of the most subversive kind.
Submission is set in a France seven years from now that is dominated by a Muslim president intent on imposing Islamic law.
This is even more striking in Submission than in his previous books.
His discourse is now more detailed: submission, which is the meaning of islam in Arabic, gives him a kind of enjoyment.
His hands outstretched, shoulders in submission, there was no shouting, no expletives, no aggression at all.What Would Happen if I Got in White Cop’s Face?
December 30, 2014
Historical Examples of submission
She was maintaining that calm level of submission to fate which had been her lifelong habit.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
She could only wait, and it took all the patience and submission she could find.Weighed and Wanting
I have, however, to do it, and now and then I have moments of submission and acceptance.De Profundis
Charles Bonaparte had gained but little by his submission to the French.The Boy Life of Napoleon
He obeyed my orders—went into the cave to bring his associates to submission.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
- an act or instance of submitting
- something submitted; a proposal, argument, etc
- the quality or condition of being submissive to another
- the act of referring a document, etc, for the consideration of someone else
- an agreement by the parties to a dispute to refer the matter to arbitration
- the instrument referring a disputed matter to arbitration
- (in wrestling) the act of causing such pain to one's opponent that he submitsCompare fall (def. 48)
- archaic a confession of error
Word Origin and History for submission
late 14c., "act of referring to a third party for judgment or decision," from Old French submission, from Latin submissionem (nominative submissio) "a lowering, sinking, yielding," noun of action from past participle stem of submittere "lower, reduce, yield" (see submit). Sense of "humble obedience" is first recorded mid-15c. Modern French submission has been replaced by doublet soumission.