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English definition of “subject”

subject

adjective     /ˈsʌbdʒɪkt/
subject to sth likely to have or experience a particular thing, especially something unpleasant : be subject to a charge/fee/tariff You may be subject to additional bank charges for currency conversion . The company could be subject to a hostile takeover . Income from investment of the capital will be subject to tax . depending on the stated thing happening : The $1.14 billion project is subject to approval by the board . Outline planning permission has been granted , subject to a public inquiry , for a new 10,000-seat stadium on the land . Tax laws are subject to change . The notice period for clients to leave the agency are subject to contract . under the political control or authority of something: The casinos are located on tribal lands not subject to state or local laws .
subject to average INSURANCE used about an insurance agreement when the amount of insurance on a property is less than the real value of the property , so the amount paid out by the company will be reduced : You must adequately insure yourself otherwise you may find yourself subject to average .
(Definition of subject adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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