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Legal Definition and Related Resources of Subject

Meaning of Subject

One who is under the governing power of another; a person owing allegiance to a monarch. liable , subordinate , subservient, answerable for. Also, the term means the thing or topic under consideration .

Subject Alternative Definition

In Scotch Law. The thing which Is the object of an agreement. In Governmental Law. An individual member of a nation, who is subject to the laws. This term is used in contradistinction to citizen, which is applied to the same individual when considering his political rights. In monarchical governments, by subject is meant one who owes permanent allegiance to the monarch. See Body Politic; Greenl. Ev. § 286; Phil. Ev. 732, note 1.

Financial Definition of Subject

Refers to a bid or offer that cannot be executed without confirmation from the customer.

Synonyms of Subject

(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

(Exposed), adjective

  • accountable
  • answerable
  • at the mercy of
  • chargeable
  • liable
  • open
  • prone
  • susceptible
  • unexempt from
  • vulnerable

(Object), noun

  • case
  • experimentee
  • liegeman
  • recipient
  • testee
  • victim Associated Concepts: subject of an investigation

(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


  • 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

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Subject in Historical Law

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Abstract Of Title, Acceptance, Accord And Satisfaction, Across, Adversary Proceeding, Agency Coupled With Interest, Allegiance, Amnesty, Appointment, Power Of, Assessed Value Or Valuation:, Bailment, Bargain In Good Fait, , Canons Of Professional Responsibility, Capacity, Champerty, Chattel Mortgage, Chattels, Citizen, Civil Bail, Clarendon, Constitution Of, Class Action, Commodity, Community, Compel, Compelled, , Concurrent Jurisdiction, Conditional Sale, Condonation, Conflict Of Law, Constructive Trust, Contingency, Contingent, Contribution, Court, Covenant, Defeasible, Demurrer, Dependency, Destroy, Dispute, Ecclesiastical Law, Employer, Encumbrance, Enemy Alien, Entail, Equal And Uniform Rule Of Taxation, Equitable Lien, Escheat, Examination, Exclusive, Expatriation, Expert Witness, Forthwith, Franchise, , , Frustration, Fungibles, General Demurrer, Hamper, Homage, Implied Terms, Incrimination, Incumber, Incur, Indeterminate Sentence, Indignity, Indorsement, Inducement, Infant, Inferior Court, Insurable Interest, Insurance, Interfere, Invention, Inverse Order Of Alienation, Joint Venture, Judgment In Quasi Rem, Judgment In Rem, Judgment Roll, Judicial Confession, Judicial Notice, Jurisdiction, , Ligeance, Litigious, Long Arm Statutes, Magna Carta, Manor, Minimum Contact, Monomania, Navigable, Necessary Parties, Newspaper, Non-justiciable, Open Contract, Patrimony, , Perishable, Pledge, Policy Of Insurance, Power, Precatory Trust, Presumption Of Innocence, Priority, Privilege, Property, Public Utility, Queen’s Bench, Question, Real Right, Reasonable Grounds, Rebellion, Redeemable, Regulate, Reinsurance, Judgment In Rem, Removal, Repeal, , Rescind, Responsibility, Restrictive Covenants, Salvage, Salvage Value, Security, Self-defense, Self-incrimination, Sentence, Settle, Settlement, Shop Right Rule, Simple Larceny, Slot Machine, Solvency, Status, Sublease, , Taxpayer, Tenement, Tenure, Tidal, Title, Total Loss, Treat, Trust.


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British subject in Law Enforcement

Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of British subject. This legal term is related to the United Kingom and/or the English Legal System.


See Also

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Law Enforcement Agency

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