Definition for SUB'JU-GATE

SUB'JU-GATE, v.t. [Fr. subjuguer; L. subjugo; sub and jugo, to yoke. See Yoke.]

To subdue and bring under the yoke of power or dominion; to conquer by force, and compel to submit to the government or absolute control of another. He subjugated a king, and called him his vassal. – Baker. [Subjugate differs from subject only in implying a reduction to a more tyrannical or arbitrary sway; but they are often used as synonymous.]

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