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Definition of Subject

Subject
Subject 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 States. 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 with citizen. 3. That which is subjected, or submitted to, any physical operation or process; specifically (Anat.), a dead body used for the purpose of dissection.
Subject
Subject 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 Britain. 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. --Titus iii. 1. Syn: Liable; subordinate; inferior; obnoxious; exposed. See Liable.
Subject
Subject 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. Middleton. 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

- Look up subject in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Subject (Latin: subiectus "lying beneath") may refer to: Hypokeimenon, or subiectum, in metaphysics...
- The federal subjects of Russia, also referred to as the subjects of the Russian Federation (Russian: субъекты Российской Федерации, romanized: subyekty...
- Look up subject matter in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Subject matter, in general, is anything which can be content for some theory. Subject matter...
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- In music, a subject is the material, usually a recognizable melody, upon which part or all of a composition is based. In forms other than the fugue, this...
- The subject in a simple English sentence such as John runs, John is a teacher, or John was run over by a car, is the person or thing about whom the statement...
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- lyrical subject, lyrical speaker or lyrical I is the voice or person in charge of narrating the words of a poem or other lyrical work. The lyrical subject is...