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 for subject
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Subject \Sub*ject"\, n. [From L. subjectus, through an old form
     of F. sujet. See Subject, a.]
     1. That which is placed under the authority, dominion,
        control, or influence of something else.
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     2. Specifically: One who is under the authority of a ruler
        and is governed by his laws; one who owes allegiance to a
        sovereign or a sovereign state; as, a subject of Queen
        Victoria; a British subject; a subject of the United
        States.
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              Was never subject longed to be a king,
              As I do long and wish to be a subject. --Shak.
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              The subject must obey his prince, because God
              commands it, human laws require it.   --Swift.
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     Note: In international law, the term subject is convertible
           with citizen.
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     3. That which is subjected, or submitted to, any physical
        operation or process; specifically (Anat.), a dead body
        used for the purpose of dissection.
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     4. That which is brought under thought or examination; that
        which is taken up for discussion, or concerning which
        anything is said or done. "This subject for heroic song."
        --Milton.
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              Make choice of a subject, beautiful and noble, which
              . . . shall afford an ample field of matter wherein
              to expatiate.                         --Dryden.
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              The unhappy subject of these quarrels. --Shak.
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     5. The person who is treated of; the hero of a piece; the
        chief character.
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              Writers of particular lives . . . are apt to be
              prejudiced in favor of their subject. --C.
                                                    Middleton.
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     6. (Logic & Gram.) That of which anything is affirmed or
        predicated; the theme of a proposition or discourse; that
        which is spoken of; as, the nominative case is the subject
        of the verb.
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              The subject of a proposition is that concerning
              which anything is affirmed or denied. --I. Watts.
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     7. That in which any quality, attribute, or relation, whether
        spiritual or material, inheres, or to which any of these
        appertain; substance; substratum.
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              That which manifests its qualities -- in other
              words, that in which the appearing causes inhere,
              that to which they belong -- is called their subject
              or substance, or substratum.          --Sir W.
                                                    Hamilton.
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     8. Hence, that substance or being which is conscious of its
        own operations; the mind; the thinking agent or principal;
        the ego. Cf. Object, n., 2.
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              The philosophers of mind have, in a manner, usurped
              and appropriated this expression to themselves.
              Accordingly, in their hands, the phrases conscious
              or thinking subject, and subject, mean precisely the
              same thing.                           --Sir W.
                                                    Hamilton.
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     9. (Mus.) The principal theme, or leading thought or phrase,
        on which a composition or a movement is based.
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              The earliest known form of subject is the
              ecclesiastical cantus firmus, or plain song.
                                                    --Rockstro.
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     10. (Fine Arts) The incident, scene, figure, group, etc.,
         which it is the aim of the artist to represent.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Subject \Sub*ject"\, a. [OE. suget, OF. souzget, sougit (in
     which the first part is L. subtus below, fr. sub under),
     subgiet, subject, F. sujet, from L. subjectus lying under,
     subjected, p. p. of subjicere, subicere, to throw, lay,
     place, or bring under; sub under + jacere to throw. See Jet
     a shooting forth.]
     1. Placed or situated under; lying below, or in a lower
        situation. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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     2. Placed under the power of another; specifically
        (International Law), owing allegiance to a particular
        sovereign or state; as, Jamaica is subject to Great
        Britain.
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              Esau was never subject to Jacob.      --Locke.
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     3. Exposed; liable; prone; disposed; as, a country subject to
        extreme heat; men subject to temptation.
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              All human things are subject to decay. --Dryden.
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     4. Obedient; submissive.
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              Put them in mind to be subject to principalities.
                                                    --Titus iii.
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     Syn: Liable; subordinate; inferior; obnoxious; exposed. See
          Liable.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Subject \Sub*ject"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Subjected; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Subjecting.]
     1. To bring under control, power, or dominion; to make
        subject; to subordinate; to subdue.
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              Firmness of mind that subjects every gratification
              of sense to the rule of right reason. --C.
                                                    Middleton.
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              In one short view subjected to our eye,
              Gods, emperors, heroes, sages, beauties, lie.
                                                    --Pope.
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              He is the most subjected, the most ?nslaved, who is
              so in his understanding.              --Locke.
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     2. To expose; to make obnoxious or liable; as, credulity
        subjects a person to impositions.
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     3. To submit; to make accountable.
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              God is not bound to subject his ways of operation to
              the scrutiny of our thoughts.         --Locke.
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     4. To make subservient.
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              Subjected to his service angel wings. --Milton.
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     5. To cause to undergo; as, to subject a substance to a white
        heat; to subject a person to a rigid test.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  subject
      adj 1: possibly accepting or permitting; "a passage capable of
             misinterpretation"; "open to interpretation"; "an issue
             open to question"; "the time is fixed by the director and
             players and therefore subject to much variation" [syn:
             capable, open, subject]
      2: being under the power or sovereignty of another or others;
         "subject peoples"; "a dependent prince" [syn: subject,
         dependent]
      3: likely to be affected by something; "the bond is subject to
         taxation"; "he is subject to fits of depression"
      n 1: the subject matter of a conversation or discussion; "he
           didn't want to discuss that subject"; "it was a very
           sensitive topic"; "his letters were always on the theme of
           love" [syn: subject, topic, theme]
      2: something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist
         or photographer for graphic representation; "a moving picture
         of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same
         subject" [syn: subject, content, depicted object]
      3: a branch of knowledge; "in what discipline is his
         doctorate?"; "teachers should be well trained in their
         subject"; "anthropology is the study of human beings" [syn:
         discipline, subject, subject area, subject field,
         field, field of study, study, bailiwick]
      4: some situation or event that is thought about; "he kept
         drifting off the topic"; "he had been thinking about the
         subject for several years"; "it is a matter for the police"
         [syn: topic, subject, issue, matter]
      5: (grammar) one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the
         grammatical constituent about which something is predicated
      6: a person who is subjected to experimental or other
         observational procedures; someone who is an object of
         investigation; "the subjects for this investigation were
         selected randomly"; "the cases that we studied were drawn
         from two different communities" [syn: subject, case,
         guinea pig]
      7: a person who owes allegiance to that nation; "a monarch has a
         duty to his subjects" [syn: national, subject]
      8: (logic) the first term of a proposition
      v 1: cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable
           to; "He subjected me to his awful poetry"; "The sergeant
           subjected the new recruits to many drills"; "People in
           Chernobyl were subjected to radiation"
      2: make accountable for; "He did not want to subject himself to
         the judgments of his superiors"
      3: make subservient; force to submit or subdue [syn:
         subjugate, subject]
      4: refer for judgment or consideration; "The lawyers submitted
         the material to the court" [syn: submit, subject]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  357 Moby Thesaurus words for "subject":
     IC analysis, above, academic specialty, action, actor, affair,
     agent, anagnorisis, angle, answerable to, application, appositive,
     apt, architect, architectonics, architecture, area, argument,
     atmosphere, attribute, attributive, author, background, basis,
     bondmaid, bondman, bondslave, bondsman, bondswoman, boning,
     brainwork, burden, burden with, business, captive, case,
     catastrophe, cause, chapter, characterization, charge, chattel,
     chattel slave, churl, citizen, citizen by adoption,
     classical education, client, collateral, color, common, complement,
     complication, concern, concubine, conning, conquer,
     construction modifier, contemplation, contingent on, continuity,
     contrivance, core, core curriculum, cosmopolitan, cosmopolite,
     course, course of study, cram, cramming, creator, crush,
     curriculum, cutting, debt slave, deep structure, demand, demeaning,
     denouement, dependent, dependent on, deprive of freedom, design,
     development, device, direct object, disadvantaged, discipline,
     discussed, disenfranchise, disfranchise, disposed to, doer,
     dominate, drill, elective, engrossment, enjoin, enslave, enthrall,
     episode, essence, exact, examinant, examinate, examinee, excuse,
     executant, executor, executrix, exercise, expose, exposed,
     exposed to, extensive study, fable, fabricator, falling action,
     fasten upon, feudal, feudatory, field, figure, filler,
     focus of attention, focus of interest, form-function unit,
     freight with, function, galley slave, general education,
     general studies, gimmick, gist, grind, grinding, grounds,
     guinea pig, head, heading, headwork, helot, hold captive,
     hold down, hold in bondage, hold in captivity, hold in leash,
     hold in subjection, homager, humanities, humble, hyphenate,
     hyphenated American, immediate constituent analysis, immigrant,
     impose, impose on, impose upon, in the shade, incident,
     indirect object, inferior, inflict on, inflict upon, informant,
     infra dig, inspection, interviewee, issue, junior, keep down,
     keep under, laboratory animal, lay, lay on, lay open, lead captive,
     leitmotiv, less, lesser, levels, levy, liberal arts, liege,
     liege man, liege subject, likely, line, living issue, local color,
     low, lower, lowly, lucubration, main point, major, make dependent,
     maker, material, matter, matter in hand, meat, medium,
     mental labor, metic, minor, modest, modifier, mood, motif, motive,
     movement, mover, mythos, national, naturalized citizen,
     nonnative citizen, object, obnoxious, odalisque, open, open to,
     operant, operative, operator, ordinary, participant, patient, peon,
     peonize, performer, peripeteia, perpetrator, perusal, phrase,
     phrase structure, place, plan, plot, point, point at issue,
     point in question, practice, practitioner, predicate, prime mover,
     problem, producer, prone, prone to, proseminar, put, put down,
     put on, put through, put upon, quadrivium, qualifier, question,
     questionee, quizzee, ranks, rationale, reading, reason,
     recognition, referred to, refresher course, responsible for,
     restudy, restudying, review, rising action, rubric, saddle with,
     scheme, scientific education, second rank, second string,
     secondary, secondary plot, seminar, sensitive, serf, servant,
     servile, set, shallow structure, slant, slave, slavish, slot,
     slot and filler, source, specialty, story, strata, structure,
     study, studying, sub, subaltern, subdiscipline, subdue,
     subject matter, subject of thought, subject to, subjugate, submit,
     subordinate, subplot, subservient, substance, surface structure,
     susceptible, switch, swotting, syntactic analysis,
     syntactic structure, syntactics, syntax, tagmeme, take captive,
     task, tax, taxpayer, technical education, testee, text,
     thematic development, theme, theow, thesis, third rank,
     third string, thrall, tone, topic, tributary, trivium, twist,
     uncover, under, underlying structure, underprivileged, vassal,
     vassalize, villein, voter, vulgar, weight down with, wide reading,
     witness, word arrangement, word order, worker, yoke with
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  subject
  
      In subject-oriented programming, a subject is
     a collection of classes or class fragments whose class
     hierarchy models its domain in its own, subjective way.  A
     subject may be a complete application in itself, or it may be
     an incomplete fragment that must be composed with other
     subjects to produce a complete application.  Subject
     composition combines class hierarchies to produce new subjects
     that incorporate functionality from existing subjects.
  
     (1999-08-31)
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  SUBJECT, contracts. The thing which is the object of an agreement. This term 
  is used in the laws of Scotland. 
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  SUBJECT, persons, government. 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. 
       2. In monarchical governments, by subject is meant one who owes 
  permanent allegiance to the monarch. Vide Body politic; Greenl. Ev. Sec. 
  286; Phil. & Am. on Ev. 732, n. 1. 
  
  

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