subject to, be
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Be under the control or authority of, as in All citizens in this nation are subject to the law. [First half of 1300s]
Be prone or disposed to, as in This child has always been subject to colds. [Late 1300s]
Be likely to incur or receive, as in This memo is subject to misinterpretation. [Late 1300s]
Depend on, be likely to be affected by, as in Our vacation plans are subject to the boss's whims. [Early 1800s]
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