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 for subjection
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Subjection \Sub*jec"tion\, n. [L. subjectio: cf. OF. subjection,
     F. subj['e]tion. See Subject, a.]
     1. The act of subjecting, or of bringing under the dominion
        of another; the act of subduing.
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              The conquest of the kingdom, and subjection of the
              rebels.                               --Sir M. Hale.
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     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." --Chaucer.
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              Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own
              husbands.                             --1 Peter iii.
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              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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: forced submission to control by others [syn: subjugation,
      2: the act of conquering [syn: conquest, conquering,
         subjection, subjugation]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  43 Moby Thesaurus words for "subjection":
     acceptance, acquiescence, assent, back seat, complaisance,
     compliance, conquest, consent, deference, domination, enslavement,
     homage, humbleness, humbling, humiliation, humility, inferiority,
     juniority, kneeling, lowliness, minority, nonopposal,
     nonopposition, nonresistance, obedience, obeisance, passiveness,
     passivity, resignation, resignedness, second fiddle, second string,
     secondariness, servility, subjugation, submission, submittal,
     subordinacy, subordination, subservience, supineness, third string,

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  SUBJECTION. The obligation of one or more persons to act at the discretion, 
  or according to the judgment and will of others. 
       2. Subjection is either private or public. By the former is meant the 
  subjection to the authority of private persons; as, of children to their 
  parents, of apprentices to their masters, and the like. By the latter is 
  understood the subjection to the authority of public persons. Rutherf. Inst. 
  B. 2, c. 8. 

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