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Submission, 1) the act of submitting, delivery of one's self to the authority of another: “s., Dauphin! 'tis a mere French word,” H6A IV, 7, 54. “proclaim a pardon to the soldiers fled that in s. will return to us,” R3 V, 5, 17.
2) humble behaviour, reverence: “to whom, with all s., I do bequeath my services,” John V, 7, 103. “give sorrow leave awhile to tutor me to this s.” R2 IV, 167. “tell her I return great thanks, and in s. will attend on her,” H6A II, 2, 52. “all the court admired him for s.” H6B III, 1, 12. “I commend this kind s.” V, 1, 54. “in all s. and humility,” V, 1, 54
3) acknowledgment of a fault, confession of error: “be not as extreme in s. as in offence,” Wiv. IV, 4, 11. “I may . . . find pardon on my true s.” H4A III, 2, 28. “O calm, dishonourable, vile s.” Rom. III, 1, 76.
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