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.

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin submissiōn- (stem of submissiō) a letting down. See sub-, mission

nonsubmission, noun
presubmission, noun
resubmission, noun Unabridged
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submission (səbˈmɪʃən)
1.  an act or instance of submitting
2.  something submitted; a proposal, argument, etc
3.  the quality or condition of being submissive to another
4.  the act of referring a document, etc, for the consideration of someone else
5.  law
 a.  an agreement by the parties to a dispute to refer the matter to arbitration
 b.  the instrument referring a disputed matter to arbitration
6.  Compare fall (in wrestling) the act of causing such pain to one's opponent that he submits
7.  archaic a confession of error

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Word Origin & History

early 15c., "act of referring to a third party for judgment or decision," from O.Fr. submission, from L. submissionem (nom. submissio) "a lowering, sinking, yielding," from submissus, pp. of submittere "lower, reduce, yield" (see submit). Sense of "humble obedience" is first
recorded mid-15c. Mod.Fr. submission has been replaced by doublet soumission.
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form of animal behaviour in which one individual attempts through appeasement displays to avoid injury by a dominant member of its own species. Appeasement displays are commonly found in species that are well armed (e.g., carnivores) and social. The displays, even when performed by adult males, commonly incorporate elements of infantile behaviour (e.g., in wolves, rolling over and begging for food) or of precopulatory behaviour (e.g., in baboons, presenting the buttocks to the dominant animal). Sometimes the submissive animal exposes its most vulnerable spot, such as the throat, to the dominant animal.

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Example sentences
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.
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