[syn: meekness, submission]
5. a legal document summarizing an agreement between parties in a dispute to abide by the decision of an arbiter;
6. an agreement between parties in a dispute to abide by the decision of an arbiter;
7. (law) a contention presented by a lawyer to a judge or jury as part of the case he is arguing;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
Submission, dauphin! 't is a mere French word;
We English warrious wot not what it means. --Shak.
2. The state of being submissive; acknowledgement of
inferiority or dependence; humble or suppliant behavior;
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. --Sir W.
3. Acknowledgement of a fault; confession of error.
Be not as extreme in submission
As in offense. --Shak.
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: 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?" [syn: submission,
2: the act of submitting; usually surrendering power to another
[syn: submission, compliance]
3: 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"
4: the feeling of patient, submissive humbleness [syn:
5: a legal document summarizing an agreement between parties in
a dispute to abide by the decision of an arbiter
6: an agreement between parties in a dispute to abide by the
decision of an arbiter
7: (law) a contention presented by a lawyer to a judge or jury
as part of the case he is arguing
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
111 Moby Thesaurus words for "submission":
OK, Quakerism, acceptance, accord, acquiescence, advance,
affirmation, affirmative, affirmative voice, agreement, allegiance,
amenability, approach, approbation, approval, asking price, assent,
aye, bend, bending the knee, bid, blessing, bob, bow, bowing,
bowing and scraping, capitulation, compliance, concession,
conformity, connivance, consent, contribution, cringing, curtsy,
deference, dipping the colors, docility, duteousness, dutifulness,
eagerness, endorsement, entry, faith, fealty, feeler, genuflection,
giving in, homage, humbleness, humility, inclination, invitation,
kneeling, kowtow, loyalty, making a leg, meekness, nod,
nonresistance, nonviolent resistance, obedience, obediency,
obeisance, obsequiousness, observance, offer, offering, okay,
overture, passive resistance, passiveness, passivity, permission,
preliminary approach, presentation, presenting arms, proffer,
promptitude, promptness, prostration, quietism, ratification,
readiness, resignation, reverence, salaam, salutation, salute,
sanction, scrape, service, servility, servitium,
standing at attention, submissiveness, submittal, submitting,
suit and service, suit service, surrender, tender,
tentative approach, timidity, tractability, uncomplainingness,
ungrudgingness, unloathness, unreluctance, willingness, yielding
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
SUBMISSION. A yielding to authority. A citizen is bound to submit to the
laws; a child to his parents; a servant to his master. A victor may enforce,
the submission of his enemy.
2. When a captor has taken a prize, and the vanquished have submitted
to his authority, the property, as between the belligerents, has been
transferred. When there is complete possession on one side, and submission
upon the other, the capture is complete. 1 Gallis. R. 532.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
SUBMISSION, contracts. An agreement by which persons who have a law suit or
difference with one another, name arbitrators to decide the matter, and bind
themselves reciprocally to perform what shall be arbitrated.
2. The submission may be by the act of the parties simply, or through
the medium of a court of law or equity. When it is made by the parties alone
it may be in writing or not in writing. Kyd on Aw. 11; Caldw. on Arb. 16; 6
Watts' R. 357. When it is made through the medium of a court, it is made a
matter of record by rule of court. The extent of the submission may be
various, according to the pleasure of the parties; it may be of only one, or
of all civil matters in dispute, but no criminal matter can be referred. It
is usual to put in a time within which the arbitrators shall pronounce their
award. Caldw. on Arb. ch. 3; Kyd on Awards, ch. 1; Civ. Code of Lo. tit. 19
3 Vin. Ab. 131; 1 Supp. to Ves. jr. 174; 6 Toull. n. 827; 8 Toull. n. 332;
Merl. Repert. mot Compromis; 1 S. & R. 24; 5 S. & R. 51; 8 S. & R. 9; 1
Dall. 164; 6 Watts, R. 134; 7 Watts, R. 362; 6 Binn. 333, 422; 2 Miles, R,
169; 3 Bouv. Inst. n. 2483, et seq.