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- n. The political subjection of a community to the rule of another power or to an external law.
- n. The state of being beholden to external influences.
- n. The condition of being heteronomous
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Subordination or subjection to the law of another; political subjection of a community or state; -- opposed to autonomy.
- n. A term applied by Kant to those laws which are imposed on us from without, or the violence done to us by our passions, wants, or desires.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Subordination or subjection to a law imposed by another or from without: opposed to autonomy.
- n. Specifically, in the Kantian ethics, subjection of the will to the control of the natural appetites, passions, and desires, instead of to the moral law of reason.
- n. In biology, the state of divergent modification in parts that exhibit general homology or homonomy.
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