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subjection

SUBJECTION, n.

1. The act of subduing; the act of vanquishing and bringing under the dominion of another.

The conquest of the kingdom and the subjection of the rebels--

2. The state of being under the power, control and government of another. The safety of life, liberty, and property depends on our subjection to the laws. The isles of the West Indies are held in subjection to the powers of Europe. Our appetites and passions should be in subjection to our reason, and our will should be in entire subjection to the laws of God.



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SUBJECTION, n.

1. The act of subduing; the act of vanquishing and bringing under the dominion of another.

The conquest of the kingdom and the subjection of the rebels--

2. The state of being under the power, control and government of another. The safety of life, liberty, and property depends on our subjection to the laws. The isles of the West Indies are held in subjection to the powers of Europe. Our appetites and passions should be in subjection to our reason, and our will should be in entire subjection to the laws of God.

SUB-JEC'TION, n.

  1. The act of subduing; the act of vanquishing and bringing under the dominion of another. The conquest of the kingdom and the subjection of the rebels. – Hale.
  2. The state of being under the power, control, and government of another. The safety of life, liberty and property depends on our subjection to the laws. The isles of a West Indies are held in subjection to the powers of Europe. Our appetites and passions should be in subjection to our reason, and our will should be in entire subjection to the laws of God.

Sub*jec"tion
  1. The act of subjecting, or of bringing under the dominion of another; the act of subduing.

    The conquest of the kingdom, and subjection of the rebels. Sir M. Hale.

  2. The state of being subject, or under the power, control, and government of another; a state of obedience or submissiveness; as, the safety of life, liberty, and property depends on our subjection to the laws.

    "To be bound under subjection." Chaucer.

    Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands. 1 Peter iii. 1.

    Because the subjection of the body to the will is by natural necessity, the subjection of the will unto God voluntary, we stand in need of direction after what sort our wills and desires may be rightly conformed to His. Hooker.

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Subjection

SUBJECTION, noun

1. The act of subduing; the act of vanquishing and bringing under the dominion of another.

The conquest of the kingdom and the subjection of the rebels--

2. The state of being under the power, control and government of another. The safety of life, liberty, and property depends on our subjection to the laws. The isles of the West Indies are held in subjection to the powers of Europe. Our appetites and passions should be in subjection to our reason, and our will should be in entire subjection to the laws of God.

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