from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act of subjecting or subduing; the act of vanquishing and bringing under the dominion of another.
- noun The state of being in the power or under the control or domination of another; service.
- noun In logic, the act of attaching a subject to a predicate: corresponding to predication.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The act of subjecting, or of bringing under the dominion of another; the act of subduing.
- noun The state of being subject, or under the power, control, and government of another; a state of obedience or submissiveness.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The act of bringing something under the
controlof something else.
- noun The state of being
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun forced submission to control by others
- noun the act of conquering
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The best way to keep inferiors in subjection, is to be grave with them.
Ge 3: 16, woman's "subjection" is represented as the consequence of her being deceived. being deceived -- The oldest manuscripts read the compound Greek verb for the simple, "Having been seduced by deceit": implying how completely
Their turn was an exciting and even terrifying one, when viewed from the audience; for, jumping about and roaring, they were made to appear as if about to destroy the slender little lady who performed with them and seemed to hold them in subjection only by her indomitable courage and a small riding-switch in her hand.
If you say; “- Yes I do – I can help people” – then you will notice that the language will be in subjection to what you can offer!
"He went down with them to Nazareth, and lived in subjection to them"; the moral is not, after all, to be in favour of truancy.
He holds that women must be kept in subjection, writing: "Woe unto the Race if ever these loveable creatures should break loose from mastership, and become the rulers or equals of Man."
Then shalt thou judge the departed monarch, and the writer who lived in subjection to his power.
Consider how long you have been in subjection under the predominance of parents, of your husbands; now you be free in liberty, and free ... at your own law '(qtd. in King 50).
'In the nineteenth century the Turks were hopelessly beaten, and the Porte was falling to pieces under the world's eye, yet the Austrians were flogging their peoples to keep them in subjection exactly as if there were a terrifying enemy at their gates.'
In the Indian-occupied sector of this unhappy state, with a handful of local stooges backed by Hindu and Sikh troops keeping in subjection 3 million resentful Muslims, conditions remind one of life in one of the Soviet satellites.