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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Submission \Sub*mis"sion\, n. [L. submissio a letting down,
     lowering: cf. F. soumission.]
     1. The act of submitting; the act of yielding to power or
        authority; surrender of the person and power to the
        control or government of another; obedience; compliance.
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              Submission, dauphin! 't is a mere French word;
              We English warrious wot not what it means. --Shak.
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     2. The state of being submissive; acknowledgement of
        inferiority or dependence; humble or suppliant behavior;
        meekness; resignation.
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              In all submission and humility
              York doth present himself unto your highness.
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              No duty in religion is more justly required by God .
              . . than a perfect submission to his will in all
              things.                               --Sir W.
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     3. Acknowledgement of a fault; confession of error.
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              Be not as extreme in submission
              As in offense.                        --Shak.
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     4. (Law) An agreement by which parties engage to submit any
        matter of controversy between them to the decision of
        arbitrators. --Wharton (Law Dict.). Bouvier.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: something (manuscripts or architectural plans and models or
           estimates or works of art of all genres etc.) submitted for
           the judgment of others (as in a competition); "several of
           his submissions were rejected by publishers"; "what was the
           date of submission of your proposal?" [syn: submission,
      2: the act of submitting; usually surrendering power to another
         [syn: submission, compliance]
      3: the condition of having submitted to control by someone or
         something else; "the union was brought into submission"; "his
         submission to the will of God"
      4: the feeling of patient, submissive humbleness [syn:
         meekness, submission]
      5: a legal document summarizing an agreement between parties in
         a dispute to abide by the decision of an arbiter
      6: an agreement between parties in a dispute to abide by the
         decision of an arbiter
      7: (law) a contention presented by a lawyer to a judge or jury
         as part of the case he is arguing

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  111 Moby Thesaurus words for "submission":
     OK, Quakerism, acceptance, accord, acquiescence, advance,
     affirmation, affirmative, affirmative voice, agreement, allegiance,
     amenability, approach, approbation, approval, asking price, assent,
     aye, bend, bending the knee, bid, blessing, bob, bow, bowing,
     bowing and scraping, capitulation, compliance, concession,
     conformity, connivance, consent, contribution, cringing, curtsy,
     deference, dipping the colors, docility, duteousness, dutifulness,
     eagerness, endorsement, entry, faith, fealty, feeler, genuflection,
     giving in, homage, humbleness, humility, inclination, invitation,
     kneeling, kowtow, loyalty, making a leg, meekness, nod,
     nonresistance, nonviolent resistance, obedience, obediency,
     obeisance, obsequiousness, observance, offer, offering, okay,
     overture, passive resistance, passiveness, passivity, permission,
     preliminary approach, presentation, presenting arms, proffer,
     promptitude, promptness, prostration, quietism, ratification,
     readiness, resignation, reverence, salaam, salutation, salute,
     sanction, scrape, service, servility, servitium,
     standing at attention, submissiveness, submittal, submitting,
     suit and service, suit service, surrender, tender,
     tentative approach, timidity, tractability, uncomplainingness,
     ungrudgingness, unloathness, unreluctance, willingness, yielding

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

  SUBMISSION. A yielding to authority. A citizen is bound to submit to the 
  laws; a child to his parents; a servant to his master. A victor may enforce, 
  the submission of his enemy. 
       2. When a captor has taken a prize, and the vanquished have submitted 
  to his authority, the property, as between the belligerents, has been 
  transferred. When there is complete possession on one side, and submission 
  upon the other, the capture is complete. 1 Gallis. R. 532. 

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

  SUBMISSION, contracts. An agreement by which persons who have a law suit or 
  difference with one another, name arbitrators to decide the matter, and bind 
  themselves reciprocally to perform what shall be arbitrated. 
       2. The submission may be by the act of the parties simply, or through 
  the medium of a court of law or equity. When it is made by the parties alone 
  it may be in writing or not in writing. Kyd on Aw. 11; Caldw. on Arb. 16; 6 
  Watts' R. 357. When it is made through the medium of a court, it is made a 
  matter of record by rule of court. The extent of the submission may be 
  various, according to the pleasure of the parties; it may be of only one, or 
  of all civil matters in dispute, but no criminal matter can be referred. It 
  is usual to put in a time within which the arbitrators shall pronounce their 
  award. Caldw. on Arb. ch. 3; Kyd on Awards, ch. 1; Civ. Code of Lo. tit. 19 
  3 Vin. Ab. 131; 1 Supp. to Ves. jr. 174; 6 Toull. n. 827; 8 Toull. n. 332; 
  Merl. Repert. mot Compromis; 1 S. & R. 24; 5 S. & R. 51; 8 S. & R. 9; 1 
  Dall. 164; 6 Watts, R. 134; 7 Watts, R. 362; 6 Binn. 333, 422; 2 Miles, R, 
  169; 3 Bouv. Inst. n. 2483, et seq. 

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