subjection

  • 1 Subjection — Sub*jec tion, n. [L. subjectio: cf. OF. subjection, F. subj[ e]tion. See {Subject}, a.] 1. The act of subjecting, or of bringing under the dominion of another; the act of subduing. [1913 Webster] The conquest of the kingdom, and subjection of the …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 subjection — (n.) mid 14c., from O.Fr. subjection (12c.), from L. subjectionem (nom. subjectio), noun of action from pp. stem of subicere (see SUBJECT (Cf. subject) (n.)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 Subjection — Subjection, Unterwerfung; in der Rhetorik Selbstbefragung; subjiciren, unterwerfen …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 4 subjection — I noun bondage, captivity, conquest, control, disenfranchisement, disfranchisement, duress, enslavement, enthrallment, force, helotry, inferior rank, involuntary servitude, loss of freedom, officium, servitude, servitus, slavery, subdual,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 subjection to — index responsibility (accountability) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 subjection — [sybʒɛksjɔ̃] n. f. ÉTYM. XVIe; lat. subjectio. → Sujétion. ❖ 1 Vx. État d infériorité, de sujétion (→ Imperfection, cit. 2, Montaigne). 2 Rhét. (1765, Encyclopédie). Procédé par lequel on interroge l adversaire, et l on prévient sa réponse …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 7 Subjection — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Subjection >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 subjection subjection Sgm: N 1 dependence dependence dependency Sgm: N 1 subordination subordination Sgm: N 1 thrall thrall thraldom enthrallment subjugation …

    English dictionary for students

  • 8 subjection — sub|jec|tion [səbˈdʒekʃən] n [U] formal when a person or a group of people are controlled by a government or by another person in subjection ▪ The government used brute force to keep people in subjection. subjection to ▪ a period of subjection to …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 subjection — [[t]səbʤe̱kʃ(ə)n[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft N to/of n Subjection to someone involves being completely controlled by them. ...their complete subjection to their captors. ...to frighten the masses into law abiding subjection. ...the worst forms of… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 subjection — noun (U) formal 1 the act of forcing a country or group of people to be ruled by you: Rome was intent on the subjection of the world. 2 in subjection (to) strictly controlled by someone: Grandfather kept the whole household in subjection to his… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 subjection — n. subjection to * * * [səb dʒekʃ(ə)n] subjection to …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 subjection — subjectional, adj. /seuhb jek sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of subjecting. 2. the state or fact of being subjected. [1300 50; ME < L subjection (s. of subjectio) a throwing under, equiv. to subject (see SUBJECT) + ion ION] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 13 subjection — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Position under the power of another Nouns 1. subjection; dependence, dependency; subordination; thrall, thraldom, enthralment, subjugation, oppression, bondage, serfdom; feudalism, vassalage, villeinage; …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 subjection — subject ► NOUN 1) a person or thing that is being discussed, studied, or dealt with. 2) a branch of knowledge studied or taught. 3) Grammar the word or words in a sentence that name who or what performs the action of the verb. 4) a member of a… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 15 subjection — noun see subject III …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 subjection — noun a) The act of bringing something under the control of something else. b) The state of being subjected …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 subjection — (sub jè ksion) s. f. Terme de littérature. Figure de pensée qui consiste à interroger l adversaire et à supposer sa réponse, ou, simplement, à prévoir ce qu il pourrait dire et à fournir d avance la réplique. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. subjectionem, de… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 18 subjection — Synonyms and related words: acceptance, acquiescence, assent, back seat, complaisance, compliance, conquest, consent, deference, domination, enslavement, homage, humbleness, humbling, humiliation, humility, inferiority, juniority, kneeling,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 subjection — sub|jec|tion [ səb dʒekʃən ] noun uncount FORMAL the action of defeating someone and forcing them to obey you a. a situation in which someone controls you and you have to obey them …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 subjection — sub·jec·tion || sÉ™b dÊ’ekʃn n. act of subjecting; condition of being subject …

    English contemporary dictionary