|Origin:||Latin, from submittere; SUBMIT|
the state of being completely controlled by a person or group, and accepting that you have to obey them
force/frighten/beat etc somebody into submission
Napoleon threatened to starve the country into submission.
His head was bowed in submission.
2 [uncountable and countable]
when you give or show something to someone in authority, for them to consider or approve:
The deadline for the submission of proposals is May 1st.
Plans were drawn up for submission to the housing council.
Submissions will not be accepted after May 1.
3 [uncountable] formal
an opinion or thought that you state:
It is important, in my submission, that a wider view of the matter be taken.
4 [countable] lawSCL
a request or suggestion that is given to a judge for them to consider