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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of bringing something under the control of something else.
  • n. The state of being subjected.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of subjecting, or of bringing under the dominion of another; the act of subduing.
  • n. The state of being subject, or under the power, control, and government of another; a state of obedience or submissiveness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of subjecting or subduing; the act of vanquishing and bringing under the dominion of another.
  • n. The state of being in the power or under the control or domination of another; service.
  • n. In logic, the act of attaching a subject to a predicate: corresponding to predication.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. forced submission to control by others
  • n. the act of conquering

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