subject to

Definition of subject to

  1. 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. 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. 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.

Word by Word Definitions

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  1. :  one that is placed under authority or control: such as

    :  vassal

    :  one subject to a monarch and governed by the monarch's law

  1. :  owing obedience or allegiance to the power or dominion of another

    :  suffering a particular liability or exposure

    :  having a tendency or inclination :  prone

  1. :  to bring under control or dominion :  subjugate

    :  to make (someone, such as oneself) amenable to the discipline and control of a superior

    :  to make liable :  predispose


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