subject


subject
sub·ject /'səb-ˌjekt/ n: the person upon whose life a life insurance policy is written and upon whose death the policy is payable: insured compare beneficiary b, policyholder

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

subject
I (conditional) adjective contingent, dependent, dependent on circumstances, depending upon, incident to, incidental, provisional, relying upon, subiectus, subordinate, uncertain associated concepts: subject to approval, subject to defeasance, subject to review II (exposed) adjective accountable, answerable, at the mercy of, chargeable, liable, open, prone, susceptible, unexempt from, vulnerable III (object) noun case, experimentee, liegeman, recipient, testee, victim associated concepts: subject of an investigation IV (topic) noun affair, argumentum, content, course, gist, issue, material, matter, motif, pith, point, point at issue, quaestio, study, text, theme, thesis associated concepts: interest in subject matter, subject of agreement, subject of bailment, subject of commerce, subject of statute, subject of tax V verb bring under domination, bring under rule, cause to undergo, conquer, control, crush, defeat, disfranchise, dominate, enslave, enthrall, expose, get the better of, govern, hold down, hold in bondage, hold in subjection, humble, keep down, make liable, make submissive, make subordinate, make subservient, master, obnoxium reddere, oppress, overcome, overmaster, overthrow, quell, repress, rule, subdue, subicere, subjugate, subordinate, suppress, tame, triumph over, vanquish, worst VI index article (commodity), article (distinct section of a writing), captive, compel, constrain (compel), content (meaning), contents, dependent, dominate, inferior (lower in position), object, passive, question (issue), require (compel), servile, subdue, subjugate, subordinate, subservient, thesis

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


subject
n.
(1) A topic; a person or thing that is being considered or discussed.
(2) A citizen; a resident of a state or nation, excluding the monarch or ruler.
v.
To inflict; to make someone undergo something.
adj.
(1) Depending on.
(2) Under some authority or control.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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