One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the position is subject to budgetary approval’
conditional on, contingent on, dependent on, depending on, controlled by
hingeing on, resting on, hanging on
2‘horses are subject to a cough resembling the human common cold’
susceptible to, liable to, prone to, vulnerable to, predisposed to, disposed to, apt to suffer from, likely to suffer from, easily affected by, in danger of, at risk of, open to, wide open to
rare susceptive of
3‘most people were subject to authority for a large part of their lives’
bound by, constrained by, answerable to, accountable to, liable to, under the control of, at the mercy of
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