Значение идиомы subject to

[subject to] {adj. phr.} 1. Under the government or control of; inthe power of.

The English colonies in America were subject to theEnglish king.

The principal and the teachers of a school aresubject to the school board.

2. Likely to get or have; liable.

John is in rather poor health and is subject to colds.

Thewestern plains are subject to tornadoes.

3. Depending on some change, happening, or need.

The company and the union agreed that theworkers’ wages should be subject to changes in the cost of living.

Agreements made by the President with other countries are subject tothe approval of the Senate.

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