subject to

phrasal verb
subjected to; subjected to also subject to; subjecting to; subjects to

Definition of subject to

1 : affected by or possibly affected by (something) The firm is subject to state law. The schedule is tentative and subject to change. Clothing purchases over $200 are subject to tax. Anyone caught trespassing is subject to a $500 fine.
2 : likely to do, have, or suffer from (something) My cousin is subject to panic attacks. I'd rather not live in an area that is subject to flooding.
3 : dependent on something else to happen or be true The sale of the property is subject to approval by the city council. All rooms are just $100 a night, subject to availability.

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“Subject to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subject%20to. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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