Definition of subject. Meaning of subject. Synonyms of subject
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Definition of subject
SubjectSubject Sub*ject", n. [From L. subjectus, through an old form
of F. sujet. See Subject, a.]
1. That which is placed under the authority, dominion,
control, or influence of something else.
2. Specifically: 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
Was never subject longed to be a king, As I do long
and wish to be a subject. --Shak.
The subject must obey his prince, because God
commands it, human laws require it. --Swift.
Note: In international law, the term subject is convertible
3. That which is subjected, or submitted to, any physical
operation or process; specifically (Anat.), a dead body
used for the purpose of dissection. SubjectSubject Sub*ject", a. [OE. suget, OF. souzget, sougit (in
which the first part is L. subtus below, fr. sub under),
subgiet, subject, F. sujet, from L. subjectus lying under,
subjected, p. p. of subjicere, subicere, to throw, lay,
place, or bring under; sub under + jacere to throw. See Jet
a shooting forth.]
1. Placed or situated under; lying below, or in a lower
situation. [Obs.] --Spenser.
2. Placed under the power of another; specifically
(International Law), owing allegiance to a particular
sovereign or state; as, Jamaica is subject to Great
Esau was never subject to Jacob. --Locke.
3. Exposed; liable; prone; disposed; as, a country subject to
extreme heat; men subject to temptation.
All human things are subject to decay. --Dryden.
4. Obedient; submissive.
Put them in mind to be subject to principalities.
Syn: Liable; subordinate; inferior; obnoxious; exposed. See
Liable. SubjectSubject Sub*ject", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Subjected; p. pr. &
vb. n. Subjecting.]
1. To bring under control, power, or dominion; to make
subject; to subordinate; to subdue.
Firmness of mind that subjects every gratification
of sense to the rule of right reason. --C.
In one short view subjected to our eye, Gods,
emperors, heroes, sages, beauties, lie. --Pope.
He is the most subjected, the most ?nslaved, who is
so in his understanding. --Locke.
2. To expose; to make obnoxious or liable; as, credulity
subjects a person to impositions.
3. To submit; to make accountable.
God is not bound to subject his ways of operation to
the scrutiny of our thoughts. --Locke.
4. To make subservient.
Subjected to his service angel wings. --Milton.
5. To cause to undergo; as, to subject a substance to a white
heat; to subject a person to a rigid test.
Meaning of subject from wikipedia
(subiectus 'lying beneath') may refer
or subiectum, in metaphysics, the 'internal', non-objective being
- the subject
(abbreviated sub or su) is, according
to a tradition
that can be traced
back to aristotle
(and that is associated
- a subject
is a being
who has unique experiences
and a unique consciousness
, or an entity
that has a relationship
with another entity
- the federal subjects
of russia, also referred
to as the subjects
of the russian
federation. (субъекты Российской Федерации. subjects
of the federation
- (around 200,000 people
in lifelong detention
to hard slave labor torture
and inhumane treatment
in 2010 in brazil
- the term originates
from french, designating
type or class
however, such classes
to change, and have been used in
- in british nationality
law and the nationality
laws of other commonwealth
jurisdictions, the term british subject
has at different times
- each state maintains
one military force subject
to national militia transfer
service, the state's national
guard, and some states
- traditional grammar defines
in a sentence
as the entity
that is acted
upon by the subject there
is thus a primary distinction
- human subject research
is a systematic investigation
that can be either research
or clinically oriented
the use of human