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  • 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’
    • ‘God's kingdom is one of fatherly and motherly compassion, not dominating majesty or slavish subjection.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Education meant the inculcation of truths as dogmas, the institutionalization of habits of obedience, the subjection of the individual to the community.’
    subjugation, domination, oppression, control, mastery, repression, suppression, bondage, slavery, enslavement, persecution, exploitation, abuse
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/səbˈjekSH(ə)n/ /səbˈdʒɛkʃ(ə)n/