Definition for SUB'JECT

SUB'JECT, a. [L. subjectus, from subjicio; sub and jacio, to throw, that is, to drive or force; It. suggetto; Sp. sujeto.]

  1. Placed or situate under. The eastern tower / Whose hight commands, as subject, all the vale, / To see the fight. – Shak.
  2. Being under the power and dominion of another; as, Jamaica is subject to Great Britain. Esau was never subject to Jacob. – Locke.
  3. Exposed; liable from extraneous causes; as, a county subject to extreme heat or cold.
  4. Liable from inherent causes; prone; disposed. All human things are subject to decay. – Dryden.
  5. Being that on which any thing operates, whether intellectual or material; as, the subject-matter of a discourse. – Dryden.
  6. Obedient. – Tit. iii. Col. ii.

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