come under (someone or something)

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come under (someone or something)

1. To be categorized in a particular way. What classes come under the Liberal Arts discipline at this school?
2. To be one's responsibility. The benefits team comes under the Director of Human Resources.
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come under something

to be classed in the category of something. This request comes under the category of a plain nuisance. Your proposal comes under the heading of new business and is out of order.
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come under

1. Fit into a category or classification, as in This document comes under the heading "classified." [Mid-1600s]
2. Be the responsibility or province of, as in My department comes under your jurisdiction. [Early 1700s]
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