sub·mis·sion / səbˈmishən/ • n. 1. the action or fact of accepting or yielding to a superior force or to the will or authority of another person: they were forced into submission. ∎ Wrestling an act of surrendering to a hold by one's opponent. ∎ archaic humility; meekness: servile flattery and submission. 2. the action of presenting a proposal, application, or other document for consideration or judgment: reports should be prepared for submission at partners' meetings. ∎ a proposal, application, or other document presented in this way. ∎ Law a proposition or argument presented by a lawyer to a judge or jury.