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submission

SUBMIS'SION, n. [L. submissio, from submitto.]

1. The act of submitting; the act of yielding to power or authority; surrender of the person and power to the control or government of another.

Submission, dauphin! 'tis a mere French word;

We English warriors wot not what it means.

2. Acknowledgment of inferiority or dependence; humble or suppliant behavior.

In all submission and humility,

York doth present himself unto your highness.

3. Acknowledgment of a fault; confession or error.

Be not as extreme in submission, as in offense.

4. Obedience; compliance with the commands or laws of a superior. Submission of children to their parents is an indispensable duty.

5. Resignation; a yielding of one's will to the will or appointment of a superior without murmuring. Entire and cheerful submission to the will of God is a christian duty of prime excellence.



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SUBMIS'SION, n. [L. submissio, from submitto.]

1. The act of submitting; the act of yielding to power or authority; surrender of the person and power to the control or government of another.

Submission, dauphin! 'tis a mere French word;

We English warriors wot not what it means.

2. Acknowledgment of inferiority or dependence; humble or suppliant behavior.

In all submission and humility,

York doth present himself unto your highness.

3. Acknowledgment of a fault; confession or error.

Be not as extreme in submission, as in offense.

4. Obedience; compliance with the commands or laws of a superior. Submission of children to their parents is an indispensable duty.

5. Resignation; a yielding of one's will to the will or appointment of a superior without murmuring. Entire and cheerful submission to the will of God is a christian duty of prime excellence.

SUB-MIS'SION, n. [L. submissio, from submitto; Fr. soumission; It. sommessione.]

  1. The act of submitting; the act of yielding to power or authority; surrender of the person and power to the control or government of another. Submission, dauphin! 'tis a mere French word; / We English warriors wot not what it means. – Shak.
  2. Acknowledgment of inferiority or dependence; humble or suppliant behavior. In all submission and humility, / York doth present himself unto your highness. – Shak.
  3. Acknowledgment of a fault; confession of error. Be not as extreme in submission, as in offense. – Shak.
  4. Obedience; compliance with the commands or laws of a superior. Submission of children to their parents is an indispensable duty.
  5. Resignation; a yielding of one's will to the will or appointment of a superior without murmuring. Entire and cheerful submission to the will of God is a Christian duty of prime excellence.

Sub*mis"sion
  1. The act of submitting; the act of yielding to power or authority; surrender of the person and power to the control or government of another; obedience; compliance.

    Submission, dauphin! 't is a mere French word;
    We English warrious wot not what it means.
    Shak.

  2. The state of being submissive; acknowledgement of inferiority or dependence; humble or suppliant behavior; meekness; resignation.

    In all submission and humility
    York doth present himself unto your highness.
    Shak.

    No duty in religion is more justly required by God . . . than a perfect submission to his will in all things. Sir W. Temple.

  3. Acknowledgement of a fault; confession of error.

    Be not as extreme in submission
    As in offense.
    Shak.

  4. An agreement by which parties engage to submit any matter of controversy between them to the decision of arbitrators.

    Wharton (Law Dict.). Bouvier.
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Submission

SUBMIS'SION, noun [Latin submissio, from submitto.]

1. The act of submitting; the act of yielding to power or authority; surrender of the person and power to the control or government of another.

Submission, dauphin! 'tis a mere French word;

We English warriors wot not what it means.

2. Acknowledgment of inferiority or dependence; humble or suppliant behavior.

In all submission and humility,

York doth present himself unto your highness.

3. Acknowledgment of a fault; confession or error.

Be not as extreme in submission as in offense.

4. Obedience; compliance with the commands or laws of a superior. submission of children to their parents is an indispensable duty.

5. Resignation; a yielding of one's will to the will or appointment of a superior without murmuring. Entire and cheerful submission to the will of God is a christian duty of prime excellence.

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