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SUBJECTION. The obligation of one or more persons to act at the discretion, or according to the judgment and will of others.
     2. Subjection is either private or public. By the former is meant the subjection to the authority of private persons; as, of children to their parents, of apprentices to their masters, and the like. By the latter is understood the subjection to the authority of public persons. Rutherf. Inst. B. 2, c. 8.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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With Scenes of Subjection, Saidiya Hartman joins a growing number of scholars who have struggled of late to approach topics in African American history and culture by attending to the violence and degradation that have been as definitive of the Afro-American experience as have resourcefulness and resiliency.
The author has an unmistakable appreciation for the victims of the system, who faced the enormous challenge of carving out areas of personal freedom amidst the terror, of somehow even approximately a self-possessed individualism in these varied "scenes of subjection."
The end of female subjection to men in marriage is a monumental move in church teaching.
Making voyeurs of their readers, they tend to dull sensitivity to pain or produce a "narcissistic" pleasure that "obliterates the other." Eschewing this form of depiction in her own analysis, Hartman focuses mainly on scenes of subjection in which "terror can hardly be discerned." The results are edifying.
As for the passages now found in the New Testament Epistles of Paul, concerning women's nonequality with men and duty of subjection, there is no room to doubt that they are bare-faced forgeries, interpolated by unscrupulous bishops during the early period in which a combined and determined effort was made to reduce women to silent submission, not only in the church, but also in the home and in the state.
Missing a 1099 obligation may prove fatal (Revenue Rule 81224), and the IRS asserts that protection is afforded to employers only for employment taxes; the worker may still be treated as an employee for other purposes, resulting perhaps in such things as disqualification of the company's retirement plan and the subjection of the worker to the 2% floor rule for deduction of unreimbursed business expenses (Revenue Procedure 85-18).
For LeConte, humans were mixtures of high and low instincts: "True virtue consists, not in the extirpation of the lower, but in its subjection to the higher." What was true for individuals was also true for society, with lower classes balanced and controlled by upper classes.
"Because so many of us haven't understood the rules, we have lost thousands upon thousands of square miles of real estate, millions of people have been brought under subjection by the enemy, and we have expended great material wealth in the struggle.
Almost alone among 16th-century thinkers, Bodin attempted to devise a comprehensive theory of political society that would reconcile liberty and subjection, yet satisfy conscience and reason, without regard to divine or supernatural sanction.
1934: Winston Churchill warned that weak defences could mean that Britain could be ''tortured into absolute subjection'' in any war with Germany.
Castles 'badge of subjection' HAVE the Welsh Government and Cadw taken leave of their senses?
Ten essays examine a number of cases and thematic issues including NATO intervention in Libya in 2011, subjection vs.