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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. Temple.

3.

Acknowledgement of a fault; confession of error.

Be not as extreme in submission As in offense. Shak.

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.

 

© Webster 1913.