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[suh b-mish-uh n] /səbˈmɪʃ ən/
an act or instance of submitting.
the condition of having submitted.
submissive conduct or attitude.
something that is submitted, as an application.
Law. an agreement between parties involved in a dispute, to abide by the decision of an arbitrator or arbitrators.
Origin of submission
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin submissiōn- (stem of submissiō) a letting down. See sub-, mission
Related forms
nonsubmission, noun
presubmission, noun
resubmission, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for submission
  • The following is a list of departments open to freelance submission and specific guidelines for submitting to them.
  • He was ready to beat his sons and daughters into submission when they resisted or rebelled.
  • Wives approach their husbands with every mark of the humblest submission.
  • Curators will review your submission and will promote suitable content to trusted status.
  • The company paid a bonus for a reasonable disclosure submission.
  • Please use this submission form to contribute entries about things pertaining to evolutionary biology.
  • Choose the best submission and buy the rights to use it.
  • Meyer wanted to show how music is defined by its flirtation with-but not submission to-our expectations of order.
  • No entrant may send more than one submission per category.
  • submission to authority and opposed to individualism and democracy.
British Dictionary definitions for submission


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
  1. an agreement by the parties to a dispute to refer the matter to arbitration
  2. the instrument referring a disputed matter to arbitration
(in wrestling) the act of causing such pain to one's opponent that he submits Compare fall (sense 48)
(archaic) a confession of error
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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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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