What does the word submissive mean?

Usage examples for submissive

  1. In a few hours I was her submissive tool. – Lily Pearl and The Mistress of Rosedale by Ida Glenwood
  2. The two young Earls, whatever their ancestral renown, being yet new themselves to fame and to power, were submissive to the Anglo- Dane chiefs, by whom Morcar had been elected. – Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  3. Charles knew well that this was among the forbidden things- the things he must not do; yet occasionally Catherine, who was, as the poor fellow dimly realized, his mentor and guardian, as well as his outwardly submissive wife, would allow him to do that which was forbidden. – Studies in love and in terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes