• WordNet 3.6
    • n submission the act of submitting; usually surrendering power to another
    • n submission (law) a contention presented by a lawyer to a judge or jury as part of the case he is arguing
    • n submission an agreement between parties in a dispute to abide by the decision of an arbiter
    • n submission a legal document summarizing an agreement between parties in a dispute to abide by the decision of an arbiter
    • n submission something (manuscripts or architectural plans and models or estimates or works of art of all genres etc.) submitted for the judgment of others (as in a competition) "several of his submissions were rejected by publishers","what was the date of submission of your proposal?"
    • n submission the feeling of patient, submissive humbleness
    • n submission the condition of having submitted to control by someone or something else "the union was brought into submission","his submission to the will of God"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Submission Acknowledgement of a fault; confession of error. "Be not as extreme in submission As in offense."
    • Submission (Law) An agreement by which parties engage to submit any matter of controversy between them to the decision of arbitrators.
    • Submission 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."
    • Submission 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."
      "No duty in religion is more justly required by God . . . than a perfect submission to his will in all things."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n submission The act of submitting, in any sense of that word; especially, the act of yielding; entire surrender to the control or government of another.
    • n submission The state of being submissive; humility; yielding of opinion; acquiescence.
    • n submission Compliance with the commands or laws of a superior; obedience.
    • n submission In law, an agreement to submit a disputed point to arbitration.
    • n submission Synonyms Compliance, etc. See obedience.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Submission act of submitting or yielding: acknowledgment of inferiority or of a fault: humble behaviour: resignation
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  • Bertrand Russell
    “Indignation is a submission of our thoughts, but not of our desires.”
  • Neil Kendall
    Neil Kendall
    “Some people follow their dreams, others hunt them down and beat them mercilessly into submission.”
  • John F. Kennedy
    “The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.”
  • Hermann Hesse
    “The man of power is ruined by power, the man of money by money, the submissive man by subservience, the pleasure seeker by pleasure.”
  • Simone Weil
    “There can be a true grandeur in any degree of submissiveness, because it springs from loyalty to the laws and to an oath, and not from baseness of soul.”
  • Simone Weil
    “Oppression that is clearly inexorable and invincible does not give rise to revolt but to submission.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. submissio, a letting down, lowering: cf. F. soumission,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. submittĕresub, under, mittĕre, missum, to send.


In literature:

Some submission or other has been obtained, by some means or other, to every government that hitherto has been set up.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
It is the conscience of Israel rising against its sin and submission!
"The City of Delight" by Elizabeth Miller
Miss Darrell seemed perfectly submissive to him.
"Uncle Max" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
These tribes, it is said, had never previously made their submission to the Assyrians.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 2. (of 7): Assyria" by George Rawlinson
Similar tokens of submission were paid also to his son and grandson.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 5. (of 7): Persia" by George Rawlinson
Cyrus had, it is probable, little difficulty in obtaining their submission.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 6. (of 7): Parthia" by George Rawlinson
This question of submission, determine it how you please, has nothing to do in this discussion and in this House.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VII. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
COLONNA, the, reduced to submission to the Popes, i.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
A new age of our history opens in this submission of one English people to another.
"History of the English People, Volume I (of 8)" by John Richard Green
I have no intention of tame submission.
"Destiny" by Charles Neville Buck

In poetry:

“’Was it for this, no more but this,
I took and laid it in her hand,
By dimples ruled, to hint submiss,
By frown unmanned?
"The Letter L" by Jean Ingelow
Let me submissive, while I live,
Thy awful justice own with fear:
Yet pensive let me never grieve
Thy tender mercy by despair.
"The Believer's Soliloquy; Especially in Times of Desertion, Temptation, Affliction, &c." by Ralph Erskine
When Joshua, by God's command,
Invaded Canaan's guilty land;
Gibeon, unlike the nations round,
Submission made and mercy found.
"Gibeon" by John Newton
Accept my humble supplication,
Hear thy submissive faithful son,
To starry heights lift his entreaty
To Allah's everlasting throne.
"To Kasbek" by Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov
Thus the eternal Father spake
To Christ the Son: "Ascend and sit
At my right hand, till I shall make
Thy foes submissive at thy feet.
"Psalm 110 part 1" by Isaac Watts
Oh! let my soul, like this submissive sea,
With peace upon its breast,
By the deep influence of thy Spirit be
Holy and hushed to rest.
"Thoughts At Sea" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich

In news:

" Submissive " doesn't mean subservient.
Bachmann Asked if She Would be ' Submissive to her Husband'.
The moderators of Thursday night's Republican debate are defending a question posed to presidential candidate Michele Bachmann regarding her past remarks that wives should be " submissive " to their husbands.
Would Michele Bachmann be a submissive president.
Setting the record straight: Being submissive is a choice.
"Submissive" doesn't mean subservient .
According to Cedar Springs City Manager Thad Taylor, the City is now actively seeking submissions from the community, and has a committee set up to review them.
The 33 1/3 Series is Accepting Submissions.
Times' Third Annual Holiday Cookie Bake-Off open for submissions.
Submissions for the Anchorage Museum's 34th All Alaska Juried Exhibition are now being accepted by the Anchorage Museum.
A Few More Reader Submissions.
Later today, we'll reveal the final Get Out of Town roster—including a healthy, if at times unhinged, dose of reader submissions.
Submissions made on Friday will not appear until Monday No businesses or selling of animals.
Niners pummel Miami into submission.
FDA will review the submission in July.

In science:

On June 20, 2011, moderators of decided to provide a different number to the ”short” variant of paper as a submission to physics.gen-ph.
On General Solutions of Einstein Equations
After the submission of this Letter, a preprint appeared, in which λθ in the helicity frame is studied at NLO in NRQCD for J/ψ hadroproduction at the Tevatron.
J/psi polarization at Tevatron and LHC: Nonrelativistic-QCD factorization at the crossroads
The key feature of this model is the creation of a journal track, which is open to submissions all year long and allows for revision cycles.
A Revised Publication Model for ECML PKDD
We propose a new conference/journal publication model, the main feature of which is the creation of a journal track that allows all-year submissions to the conference.
A Revised Publication Model for ECML PKDD
ACML’12 has introduced a system with two yearly submission deadlines for the conference track, allowing for resubmissions.
A Revised Publication Model for ECML PKDD