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submission (n.)

late 14c., "act of referring to a third party for judgment or decision," from Old French submission or directly from Latin submissionem (nominative submissio) "a lowering, letting down; sinking," noun of action from past participle stem of submittere "to let down, put down, lower, reduce, yield" (see submit).

Sense of "humble obedience" is first recorded mid-15c. Modern French submission has been replaced by doublet soumission. English in 16c.-17c. also had an adjective submiss "humble, submissive." Submissionist in various political historical contexts is from 1828.

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Definitions of submission from WordNet

submission (n.)
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?
Synonyms: entry
submission (n.)
the act of submitting; usually surrendering power to another;
Synonyms: compliance
submission (n.)
the condition of having submitted to control by someone or something else;
his submission to the will of God
the union was brought into submission
submission (n.)
the feeling of patient, submissive humbleness;
Synonyms: meekness
submission (n.)
a legal document summarizing an agreement between parties in a dispute to abide by the decision of an arbiter;
submission (n.)
an agreement between parties in a dispute to abide by the decision of an arbiter;
submission (n.)
(law) a contention presented by a lawyer to a judge or jury as part of the case he is arguing;
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