1. The act or fact of submitting to the power of another: an army laying siege to a town to compel its submission; a dog bowing its head in submission.
a. The act of submitting something for consideration.
b. Something so submitted: read three fiction manuscripts and several other submissions.
[Middle English submissioun, from Old French submission, from Latin submissiō, submissiōn-, a lowering, from submissus, past participle of submittere, to set under; see SUBMIT.]
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