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submit vb

1 : to yield or subject to control or authority [to himself to the jurisdiction of the tribal court "Sheppard v. Sheppard, 655 P.2d 895 (1982)"]
2 a : to present or propose to another for review, consideration, or decision
: to commit to a trier of fact or law for decision after the close of trial or argument [the trial court could properly both counts to the jury "Rorie Sherman"]
b : to deliver formally
3 : to put forward as an opinion or contention
1 : to yield oneself [parties to a contract may agree in advance to to the jurisdiction of a given court "National Equipment Rental, Ltd. v. Szukhent, 375 U.S. 311 (1964)"]
2 : to defer to or consent to abide by the opinion of another

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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