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Definition of Subjects
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.
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