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.”
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 to His. --Hooker.
n 1: forced submission to control by others [syn: subjugation]
2: the act of conquering [syn: conquest, conquering, subjugation]