1.The action of accepting or yielding to a superior force or to the will or authority of another person.
‘they were forced into submission '
‘The law abiding have been forced into submission by the law breaking.'
‘Vancouver's Holy Body Tattoo celebrates the sensual forces of submission and control.'
‘Ever since, Indigenous Peoples have been forced into submission, if not obliteration, in the name of civilization and progress all over the globe.'
‘First, Hurston describes a gap in the relationship as Joe attempts to force Janie's submission to his authority.'
2.An act of surrendering to a hold by one's opponent.
‘Dupree worked over Rico for most of the match with a chin lock and other submissions.'
‘I always think that it's a good thing to have an alternative finisher and, ideally, for one of the finishers to be an impact move and the other one a submission.'
‘In the Cadets he won with an inner-leg throw and followed the throw with an armlock for a submission.'
‘Both arts employ chokes, armlocks, leglocks and other submission holds to defeat opponents.'
‘In November 2000, he made his UFC debut, defeating his opponent with an armbar submission less than one minute into the fight.'
‘servile flattery and submission'
‘Knowledge and strength are greater virtues than humility and submission.'
‘For months we've been subjected to proof after proof that we are no longer in control over our own bodies only to look forward to the ultimate humiliation of submission to the rite of passage - pain.'
‘The essential prerequisite for belief, for submission, is humility.'
‘It was a traverse through a world of humility, patience and submission - a long and tedious journey to be undertaken with faith, conviction and cheerfulness.'
4.The action of presenting a proposal, application, or other document for consideration or judgement.
‘reports should be prepared for submission at partners' meetings'
‘An application is being prepared for submission and we will keep you informed of developments.'
‘The award of a scholarship is determined solely by assessment of application and submission of written essay, being solely the work of the applicant.'
‘Provide technical advice on drafting the final protocol and proposal for submission to funding bodies'
‘The deadline for submission of proposals was March 15.'
5.A proposal, application, or other document presented for consideration or judgement.
‘a written submission to the UN'
‘While no one spoke to the hearing, council received six written submissions objecting to the levy.'
‘Finally from me, a related issue: you very helpfully in your submission attached various documents relating to the gathering of statistics.'
‘Supporting displays and exhibits may also be used to augment written submissions.'
‘Written submissions are invited in relation to the proposed plan by interested persons and groups.'
6.A proposition or argument presented by counsel to a judge or jury.
‘the judge halted the trial at the end of the prosecution's submissions'
‘We do not have the transcripts of any submissions which counsel made to the judge on this aspect.'
‘But, equally, I reject the claimant's counsel's submission that the defendants have brought this all on themselves.'
‘That finding by the trial judge was made in the context of submissions by counsel.'
‘The judge recorded the submissions of her counsel in these terms.'