Definition of subjection in English:



  • [mass noun] The action of subjecting a country or person to one's control, or the fact of being subjected.

    ‘the country's subjection to European colonialism’
    • ‘Although Thurman's character ultimately triumphs, the most memorable sequences by far involve her humiliation, subjection and abuse at the hands of three tormentors.’
    • ‘No critique of dominance or subjection, certainly not of objectification, can be grounded in a vision of reality in which all sense perceptions are just sense perceptions.’
    • ‘Education meant the inculcation of truths as dogmas, the institutionalization of habits of obedience, the subjection of the individual to the community.’
    • ‘God's kingdom is one of fatherly and motherly compassion, not dominating majesty or slavish subjection.’
    • ‘Harlech, standing proudly upon the cliff edge that used to form the coastline, seems to best represent the symbolism of subjection that Edward I intended.’
    subjugation, domination, oppression, control, mastery, repression, suppression, bondage, slavery, enslavement, persecution, exploitation, abuse
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