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;Shak.
We English warrious wot not what it means.
2. The state of being submissive; acknowledgement of inferiority or dependence; humble or suppliant
behavior; meekness; resignation.
In all submission and humilityShak.
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. Temple.
3. Acknowledgement of a fault; confession of error.
Be not as extreme in submissionShak.
As in offense.
4. (Law) An agreement by which parties engage to submit any matter of controversy between them to
the decision of arbitrators. Wharton Bouvier.
1. Inclined or ready to submit; acknowledging one's inferiority; yielding; obedient; humble.
Not at his feet submissive in distress,Milton.
Creature so fair his reconcilement seeking.
2. Showing a readiness to submit; expressing submission; as, a submissive demeanor.
With a submissive step I hasted down.Prior.
Syn. Obedient; compliant; yielding; obsequious; subservient; humble; modest; passive.
Sub*mis"sive*ly, adv. Sub*mis"sive*ness, n.
(Sub*miss"ly) adv. In a submissive manner; with a submission. [Archaic] Jer. Taylor.
(Sub*miss"ness), n. Submissiveness. [Obs.]
(Sub*mit") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Submitted ; p. pr. & vb. n. Submitting.] [L. submittere; sub
under + mittere to send: cf. F. soumettre. See Missile.]
1. To let down; to lower. [Obs.]
Sometimes the hill submits itself a while.Dryden.
2. To put or place under.
The bristled throatChapman.
Of the submitted sacrifice with ruthless steel he cut.
3. To yield, resign, or surrender to power, will, or authority; often with the reflexive pronoun.
Ye ben submitted through your free assent.Chaucer.
The angel of the Lord said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.Gen.
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands.Eph. v. 22.