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Definition of Submission


  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.
  2. The state of being submissive; acknowledgement of inferiority or dependence; humble or suppliant behavior; meekness; resignation.
  3. Acknowledgement of a fault; confession of error.
  4. An agreement by which parties engage to submit any matter of controversy between them to the decision of arbitrators.

Submission Quotations

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.
John F. Kennedy

One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.
Bertrand Russell

Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may.
Sam Houston

Once vigorous measures appear to be the only means left of bringing the Americans to a due submission to the mother country, the colonies will submit.
George III

There is no calamity which a great nation can invite which equals that which follows a supine submission to wrong and injustice and the consequent loss of national self-respect and honor, beneath which are shielded and defended a people's safety and greatness.
Eldridge Cleaver
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Submission Translations

submission in German is Unterbreitung, Unterwerfung
submission in Italian is soggiogamento
submission in Latin is obsequium
submission in Swedish is underkastelse
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