Example sentence:

This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, by way of trade or otherwise, be lent, re-sold, hired out or otherwise circulated without the publisher’s prior consent in any form of binding or cover other than that in which it is published and without a similar condition including this condition being imposed on the subsequent purchaser.

I don't quite understand the grammar behind the is sold subject to part. Is subject to the condition that... used as some kind of adverbial construct? If so, then I believe I can ask the following question:

How is this book sold?

And receive the following answer:

It is sold subject to the condition that you are not allowed to make copies of it and redistribute it.

Is my understanding correct?


It just means "This book is sold on condition that ___" in legalese.

Your understanding is correct.

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