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.
Word by Word Definitions
: one that is placed under authority or control: such as
: one subject to a monarch and governed by the monarch's law
: owing obedience or allegiance to the power or dominion of another
: suffering a particular liability or exposure
: having a tendency or inclination : prone
: to bring under control or dominion : subjugate
: to make (as oneself) amenable to the discipline and control of a superior
: to make liable : predispose
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up subject to? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).