as a subject became from the Middle Ages to in 19. Century a person designates, who is subjected to the rule of another. Subjects were not in its entirety personally free. The relationship between that subjects and its authority was legally regulated and could become very different:from rather symbolic subordination up to the body characteristic.

In the Middle Ages were most farmers subjects basic gentlemen. In addition, the free one, which ordered partially even over subjects (z. B. the noble one) was in the relationship with national gentlemen or with the king by Definition a subject, only the rights of his authority it were opposite more strongly reduced.

When in the time of the absolutism the modern government authority developed, one called the citizens, who were subjected to a regime not removable with legitimate means (a monarchy), subjects. In thisSenses stands the subject contrary to the free citizen of a republic. The British call themselves partially this very day as subjects of their majesty.

The subserviency described by Heinrich man is a form of the social behavior. Their hurrying ahead obedience belonged to the conditions of theThird realm.



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