Word of the day: 5/6/15–Subjugated

Word: Subjugated

You Pronounce it: [suhb-juh-geyt]

Definition: verb (used with object), subjugated, subjugating.

1. to bring under complete control or subjection; conquer; master.
2. to make submissive or subservient; enslave.


1400-50; late Middle English < Late Latin subjugātus, past participle of subjugāre to subjugate, equivalent to sub- sub- + jug (um) yoke1+ -ātus -ate1

I found it while reading “David and Me” by Harriet Malinowitz as she quotes Jessica Benjamin, all while discussing her feelings for Bartholomae and his “Inventing the University” essay:

The subjugated, whose acts and integrity are granted no recognition, may, even in the very act of emancipation, remain in love with the ideal of power that has been denied to them. (The Bonds of Love)

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