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adj. Placed or situated under; lying below, or in a lower situation. Placed under the power of another; specifically (International Law), owing allegiance to a particular sovereign or state; as, Jamaica is subject to Great Britain. Exposed; liable; prone; disposed; as, a country subject to extreme heat; men subject to temptation. Obedient; submissive.


Syn. - Liable; subordinate; inferior; obnoxious; exposed. See Liable.


 - n. That which is placed under the authority, dominion, control, or influence of something else. Specifically: A citizen. An inhabitant. One who is under the authority of a ruler and is governed by his laws; one who owes allegiance to a sovereign or a sovereign state; as, a subject of Queen Victoria; a British subject; a subject of the United States. In international law, the term subject is convertible with citizen. That which is subjected, or submitted to, any physical operation or process; specifically (Anat.), a dead body used for the purpose of dissection. That which is brought under thought or examination; that which is taken up for discussion, or concerning which anything is said or done. The person who is treated of; the hero of a piece; the chief ...

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