Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

subject

2 adjective
     
Related topics: Government
subject2
1

be subject to something

a) if someone or something is subject to something, especially something bad, it is possible or likely that they will be affected by it:
All flights are subject to delay.
b) if something is subject to something such as approval#, it depends on that thing happening before it can happen:
The funding is subject to approval by the Board of Education.
2

be subject to a rule/law/penalty/tax etc

if you are subject to a rule, law, penalty etc, you must obey the rule or pay an amount of money:
Violators are subject to a $100 fine.
3 [only before noun] formalPG a subject country, state, people etc are strictly governed by another country:
subject peoples

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary