Hypertext Webster Gateway: "submission"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Submission \Sub*mis"sion\, n. [L. submissio a letting down,
lowering: cf. F. soumission.]
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.

3. Acknowledgement of a fault; confession of error.

Be not as extreme in submission As in offense.

4. (Law) An agreement by which parties engage to submit any
matter of controversy between them to the decision of
arbitrators. --Wharton (Law Dict.). Bouvier.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: a message submitted for the judgment of others (as in a
competition); "several of his submissions were rejected
by publishers" [syn: {entry}]
2: the act of submitting; usually surrendering power to another
[syn: {compliance}]

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