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subjugation

[suhb-juh-gey-shuh n] /ˌsʌb dʒəˈgeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
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
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Examples from the web for subjugation
  • We no longer fear a single enemy bent on our psycho-political subjugation.
  • The old empires were direct exercises in territorial domination, cultural subjugation, and the extraction of wealth.
  • They offered no alternative to workers except subjugation to narcissistic bullies and careerists.
  • It was he who voiced in favor of protection of science from all kinds of discrimination and subjugation.
  • There has to be a subjugation of corporate interests to global sustainability.
  • subjugation takes place if a sovereign firmly establishes a conquest and follows this by a formal annexation.
  • Plaintiff's theory of the case was that complainant was coerced in that she was constrained by subjugation to submit.
  • Despite the subjugation of home culture under school culture, parents and students remained silent about their needs.
Word Origin and History for subjugation
n.

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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