I noun bondage, captivity, conquest, control, disenfranchisement, disfranchisement, duress, enslavement, enthrallment, force, helotry, inferior rank, involuntary servitude, loss of freedom, officium, servitude, servitus, slavery, subdual, subjugation, submission, subordination, subserviency, thrall, yielding, yoke II index acquiescence, allegiance, bondage, captivity, duress, force (compulsion), homage, oppression, prostration, servitude, thrall

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  • subjection — (n.) mid 14c., from O.Fr. subjection (12c.), from L. subjectionem (nom. subjectio), noun of action from pp. stem of subicere (see SUBJECT (Cf. subject) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

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