Subjection to Submental
(Sub*jec"tion) n. [L. subjectio: cf. OF. subjection, F. subjétion. 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. 1.
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
(Sub"ject*ist) n. (Metaph.) One skilled in subjective philosophy; a subjectivist.
(Sub*jec"tive) a. [L. subjectivus: cf. F. subjectif.]
1. Of or pertaining to a subject.
2. Especially, pertaining to, or derived from, one's own consciousness, in distinction from external observation; ralating
to the mind, or intellectual world, in distinction from the outward or material excessively occupied with, or
brooding over, one's own internal states.
In the philosophy of the mind, subjective denotes what is to be referred to the thinking subject, the ego;
objective, what belongs to the object of thought, the non- ego. See Objective, a., 2. Sir W. Hamilton.
3. (Lit. & Art) Modified by, or making prominent, the individuality of a writer or an artist; as, a subjective
drama or painting; a subjective writer.
Syn. See Objective.
Subjective sensation (Physiol.), one of the sensations occurring when stimuli due to internal causes
excite the nervous apparatus of the sense organs, as when a person imagines he sees figures which
have no objective reality.
Sub*jec"tive*ly, adv. Sub*jec"tive*ness, n.
(Sub*jec"tiv*ism) n. (Metaph.) Any philosophical doctrine which refers all knowledge to,
and founds it upon, any subjective states; egoism.
(Sub*jec"tiv*ist), n. (Metaph.) One who holds to subjectivism; an egoist.
(Sub`jec*tiv"i*ty) n. The quality or state of being subjective; character of the subject.
(Sub"ject*less) a. Having no subject.
(Sub"ject-mat`ter) n. The matter or thought presented for consideration in some statement
or discussion; that which is made the object of thought or study.
As to the subject-matter, words are always to be understood as having a regard thereto.Blackstone.
As science makes progress in any subject-matter, poetry recedes from it.J. H. Newman.
(Sub"ject*ness), n. Quality of being subject. [R.]