Definitions

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  • n. The act of subjugating.
  • n. The state of being subjugated; forced control by others.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of subjugating, or the state of being subjugated.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of subjugating, or the state of being subjugated; subjection.

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

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

Etymologies

From New Latin subiugatio, from Latin subiugare ("to subiugate"); see subjugate. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This gloomy picture I hold up, not as a prophecy of the fate we are doomed to incur, but only as descriptive of what the term subjugation unquestionably imports.

    A Discourse Before the General Assembly of South Carolina, on December 10, 1863: Appointed By the Legislature as a Day of Fasting, Humiliation and Prayer

  • We say we know exactly what "moral" is: it is your unprincipled conscience in subjugation to irrational prejudice, in servitude to the mob, validated only by appeals to authority.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • That's called subjugation and/or segregation and, as a society that promotes and prides itself as a bastion of freedom and equality for all, we should reject this outright discrimination against any one group of people.

    Martin Maidenberg: All For One and One For Some?

  • Not content with the so-called subjugation of every terrestrial bog, rock, and moorland, he would fain discover some method of reclamation applicable to the ocean and the sky, that in due calendar time they might be brought to bud and blossom as the rose.

    Steep Trails

  • Firstly, because this formalistic approach overlooks some real-life dynamics, such as that under the old Stormont regime Catholics were not unequal in law - their subjugation was a matter of informal arrangements.

    Irish Blogs

  • It cannot be supposed that Congress intended, without procuring thereby the very slightest advantage to the Government, to place it in the power of all men between the ages of eighteen and thirty-five years, to put themselves beyond the reach of their country's call, during the war; at a time too, when the enemy were declaring that our subjugation was a simple question of arithmetic, and depended upon the process of giving man for man, to death, or more if necessary, till our last man was gone.

    Cases of habeas corpus, decided by the Supreme Court of North Carolina, at the June term, 1863,

  • However, I firmly believe that 'subjugation' of neighbouring peoples was not a goal or political philosophy driving the creation of a Jewish independent state.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Your subsequent comments suggest that Zionism is sensitive to at least one of these: "I firmly believe that 'subjugation' of neighbouring peoples was not a goal or political philosophy driving the creation of a Jewish independent state."

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Sovereign of that spirit of loyalty and unquestioning subjugation which is one of the noblest capabilities of our nature.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 2, No. 14, December 1858

  • That subjugation which is a vital condition to the Normal Social Life does not seem to be necessary to the Great State.

    An Englishman Looks at the World

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  • subjugation – the act of subjugating or the state of being subjugated; forced control by others

    July 14, 2008