Definition for SUB-MIS'SION

SUB-MIS'SION, n. [L. submissio, from submitto; Fr. soumission; It. sommessione.]

  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. Submission, dauphin! 'tis a mere French word; / We English warriors wot not what it means. – Shak.
  2. Acknowledgment of inferiority or dependence; humble or suppliant behavior. In all submission and humility, / York doth present himself unto your highness. – Shak.
  3. Acknowledgment of a fault; confession of error. Be not as extreme in submission, as in offense. – Shak.
  4. Obedience; compliance with the commands or laws of a superior. Submission of children to their parents is an indispensable duty.
  5. Resignation; a yielding of one's will to the will or appointment of a superior without murmuring. Entire and cheerful submission to the will of God is a Christian duty of prime excellence.

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