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subjugation (n.)

late 14c., from Late Latin subiugationem (nominative subiugatio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin subiugare "to subdue," literally "bring under the yoke," from sub "under" (see sub-) + iugum "yoke," from PIE root *yeug- "to join."

updated on May 12, 2017

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Definitions of subjugation from WordNet

subjugation (n.)
forced submission to control by others;
Synonyms: subjection
subjugation (n.)
the act of subjugating by cruelty;
Synonyms: oppression
subjugation (n.)
the act of conquering;
Synonyms: conquest / conquering / subjection
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