subject to

phrasal verb

subjected to; subjected to also subject to; subjecting to; subjects 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.

Examples of subject to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some companies, like Volvo, are owned by Chinese entities and would be subject to this law. Ariel Cohen, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2024 Suppose your former employer is subject to ADA regulations. Johnny C. Taylor Jr., USA TODAY, 22 Feb. 2024 The catalogs of two artists, which account for about 1% of the catalog’s value, are subject to contractual reversion or termination prior to the final payment date. Glenn Peoples, Billboard, 21 Feb. 2024 Franke’s daughter was also subjected to forced physical labor and punishments, including running barefoot outside and working on hot days. Ct Jones, Rolling Stone, 20 Feb. 2024 These statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of the Company's management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties, including those detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Kansas City Star, 20 Feb. 2024 Players who transfer to other schools will not be subject to transfer rules and can play immediately. . . Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 19 Feb. 2024 But there is also a sense that the mass lay-offs are pandemic-related as studios, which increased their headcount during the pandemic, must now come to terms that consumers who are not subject to lockdowns anymore are choosing to spend their money elsewhere. Lionel Lim, Fortune Asia, 19 Feb. 2024 The meme-ification of that old clip is a type of hyper-scrutiny that Foster has been subject to her whole life. Jordan Kisner, The Atlantic, 18 Feb. 2024 See More

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“Subject to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subject%20to. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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