Definition of submission noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//səbˈmɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//səbˈmɪʃn//
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  1. 1[uncountable] the act of accepting that somebody has defeated you and that you must obey them synonym surrender a gesture of submission to beat/force/starve somebody into submission His response was one of resistance, not submission.
  2. 2[uncountable, countable] the act of giving a document, proposal, etc. to somebody in authority so that they can study or consider it; the document, etc. that you give When is the final date for the submission of proposals? They prepared a report for submission to the council. The deadline is 1 October and late submissions will not be marked. All parties will have the opportunity to make submissions relating to this case. Many diploma courses require the submission of a project.
  3. 3[countable] (law) a statement that is made to a judge in court
  4. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin submissio(n-), from the verb submittere, from sub- ‘under’ + mittere ‘send, put’.Extra examples Send submissions via email to the editor. The Society invites submissions for a special issue. The agency got 15 submissions from 11 countries. The companies have made a joint submission to the minister. The emperor demanded total submission from his subjects. The judge upheld the defendant’s submission and quashed his conviction. The university is setting up a website to allow electronic submission of manuscripts. They bombed the town into submission. We welcome submissions from writers and reviewers. We’re looking for new submissions. the patient’s submission to the demands of the hospital All parties will be able to make submissions relating to the case at a later date. Detailed submissions were received from regional councils. Late submissions will not be marked. The document formed part of a submission to the European Parliament. When is the date for the submission of proposals?
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