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

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Social actors Images (n) % Refugees 349 39 Journalists 146 17 Politicians 99 11 Police and army 72 8 Experts, volunteers, humanitarians, citizens 67 8 Mixed groups 38 4 "Subjectless" photographs (no social actors visible or hardly visible actors) 116 13 Total 887 Note.
Indeed, subjectless queer insights resonate with the burgeoning critical geographical literature on asylum (Gill, 2010), which seeks to challenge tropes of (in)authentic or (un)deserving "refugeeness," (Hyndman and Giles, 2011; Lewis, 2013) and expose the neoliberal, geopolitical and mundane contingencies that inform putatively neutral forms of refugee law (Malkki, 1995; Mountz, 2011; Shakhsari, 2014).
In addition to the stative verb haya 'be' in general, and in Present-tense verbless constructions specifically, Hebrew speaker-writers favor two other means making generalized, often atemporal propositions: Predicate-initial impersonal subjectless constructions with modal predicates or with verbs in 3rd personal plural masculine (Berman 1980a, 2011).
In other words, although there are certainly many scholarly and political disagreements to be observed within queer ethnic and indigenous studies, I do not know that they would best be illustrated by a given scholar's tendency to use identity in her or his work or to distinguish her or his work from work that is "identitarian." Thus, while Hong and Ferguson write about identity in a way that implies it is inevitably naive or inflexible and advocate for a more fluid and complex understanding instead, Finley advocates for a "subjectless" critique that can transcend the limitations of colonialist ethnographic curiosity and domination.
In the process "subjectless forms of communication" (130) have replaced the collective subject of the historical public sphere.
Perhaps there is not one which the humanities are immured, and the adjoining cell of subjectless objectivity, where science is locked and bolted, and maybe the first step towards escape for the two prisoners of language is to establish communication with one another.
He suggests this sentence is a "subjectless predicate," thereby negating Vit's existence as an acting agent.
Whereas it is possible to imagine the existence of a worldless subject, it is not possible to imagine the existence of a subjectless world.
As it is, it seems through methods that too often elicit answers visitors believe they should give, through to academic writing whose subjectless passive prose denudes life from experiences, we engage in the social reproduction of seriousness.
The History of Old and Middle English Subjectless Constructions.
Color cannot be subjectless and pure in the writerly medium in the way that a painting by Mondrian or Rothko might appear maximally abstract; thus, we confront an absolute difference of medium.