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[suhb-juh-gey-shuh n] /ˌsʌb dʒəˈgeɪ ʃən/
the act, fact, or process of subjugating, or bringing under control; enslavement:
The subjugation of the American Indians happened across the country.
Related forms
nonsubjugation, noun
self-subjugation, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In this state of subjugation he will joyfully sacrifice as much as a man in love.

    Sandra Belloni, Complete George Meredith
  • Yes; or to put it in other words: Independence or subjugation.

  • So he converts the stone into a weapon and begins the subjugation of the world, singing a song of triumph by the way.

    Creative Intelligence John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
  • An examination of its text will show how largely it was devoted to Emma's subjugation.

    The Story of the Mormons William Alexander Linn
  • We shall but tell the impartial story of the wondrous career of Cortez in the subjugation of this empire.

    Hernando Cortez John S. C. Abbott
  • Beyond the subjugation of Dodge, there had not been a ripple of commotion.

    The Pagan Madonna Harold MacGrath
  • It was long ago remarked that the really social animals are those which afford the only good material for subjugation.

    Domesticated Animals Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
  • To them the sacraments of the Church were the outward signs of their own subjugation and misery.

    Nagualism Daniel G. Brinton
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
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