[syn: conquest, conquering, subjection, subjugation]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
The conquest of the kingdom, and subjection of the
rebels. --Sir M. Hale.
2. The state of being subject, or under the power, control,
and government of another; a state of obedience or
submissiveness; as, the safety of life, liberty, and
property depends on our subjection to the laws. "To be
bound under subjection." --Chaucer.
Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own
husbands. --1 Peter iii.
Because the subjection of the body to the will is by
natural necessity, the subjection of the will unto
God voluntary, we stand in need of direction after
what sort our wills and desires may be rightly
conformed to His. --Hooker.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: forced submission to control by others [syn: subjugation,
2: the act of conquering [syn: conquest, conquering,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
43 Moby Thesaurus words for "subjection":
acceptance, acquiescence, assent, back seat, complaisance,
compliance, conquest, consent, deference, domination, enslavement,
homage, humbleness, humbling, humiliation, humility, inferiority,
juniority, kneeling, lowliness, minority, nonopposal,
nonopposition, nonresistance, obedience, obeisance, passiveness,
passivity, resignation, resignedness, second fiddle, second string,
secondariness, servility, subjugation, submission, submittal,
subordinacy, subordination, subservience, supineness, third string,
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
SUBJECTION. The obligation of one or more persons to act at the discretion,
or according to the judgment and will of others.
2. Subjection is either private or public. By the former is meant the
subjection to the authority of private persons; as, of children to their
parents, of apprentices to their masters, and the like. By the latter is
understood the subjection to the authority of public persons. Rutherf. Inst.
B. 2, c. 8.