One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Of a person.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Foxe (?1517–1587), martyrologist. From classical Latin submissus (also summissus) low in position, (of the voice or a sound) not loud, low, (of a person) humble, submissive, servile, use as adjective of past participle of submittere submit.
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