Submission

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.
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Submission, dauphin! 't is a mere French word;
We English warrious wot not what it means.
Shak.
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2. The state of being submissive; acknowledgement of inferiority or dependence; humble or suppliant behavior; meekness; resignation.
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In all submission and humility
York doth present himself unto your highness.
Shak.
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No duty in religion is more justly required by God . . . than a perfect submission to his will in all things.
Sir W. Temple.
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3. Acknowledgement of a fault; confession of error.
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Be not as extreme in submission
As in offense.
Shak.
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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.
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