subjection
noun see subject III

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  • Subjection — Sub*jec tion, n. [L. subjectio: cf. OF. subjection, F. subj[ e]tion. See {Subject}, a.] 1. The act of subjecting, or of bringing under the dominion of another; the act of subduing. [1913 Webster] The conquest of the kingdom, and subjection of the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • subjection — (n.) mid 14c., from O.Fr. subjection (12c.), from L. subjectionem (nom. subjectio), noun of action from pp. stem of subicere (see SUBJECT (Cf. subject) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Subjection — Subjection, Unterwerfung; in der Rhetorik Selbstbefragung; subjiciren, unterwerfen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • subjection — I noun bondage, captivity, conquest, control, disenfranchisement, disfranchisement, duress, enslavement, enthrallment, force, helotry, inferior rank, involuntary servitude, loss of freedom, officium, servitude, servitus, slavery, subdual,… …   Law dictionary

  • subjection — [sybʒɛksjɔ̃] n. f. ÉTYM. XVIe; lat. subjectio. → Sujétion. ❖ 1 Vx. État d infériorité, de sujétion (→ Imperfection, cit. 2, Montaigne). 2 Rhét. (1765, Encyclopédie). Procédé par lequel on interroge l adversaire, et l on prévient sa réponse …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Subjection — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Subjection >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 subjection subjection Sgm: N 1 dependence dependence dependency Sgm: N 1 subordination subordination Sgm: N 1 thrall thrall thraldom enthrallment subjugation …   English dictionary for students

  • subjection — sub|jec|tion [səbˈdʒekʃən] n [U] formal when a person or a group of people are controlled by a government or by another person in subjection ▪ The government used brute force to keep people in subjection. subjection to ▪ a period of subjection to …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • subjection — [[t]səbʤe̱kʃ(ə)n[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft N to/of n Subjection to someone involves being completely controlled by them. ...their complete subjection to their captors. ...to frighten the masses into law abiding subjection. ...the worst forms of… …   English dictionary

  • subjection — noun (U) formal 1 the act of forcing a country or group of people to be ruled by you: Rome was intent on the subjection of the world. 2 in subjection (to) strictly controlled by someone: Grandfather kept the whole household in subjection to his… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • subjection — n. subjection to * * * [səb dʒekʃ(ə)n] subjection to …   Combinatory dictionary

  • subjection — subjectional, adj. /seuhb jek sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of subjecting. 2. the state or fact of being subjected. [1300 50; ME < L subjection (s. of subjectio) a throwing under, equiv. to subject (see SUBJECT) + ion ION] * * * …   Universalium

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