subscription

[ suh b-skrip-shuh n ]
/ səbˈskrɪp ʃən /

noun

Origin of subscription

1400–50; late Middle English < Old French subscription < Latin subscrīptiōn- (stem of subscrīptiō) “something written beneath, signature, subscription” equivalent to subscrīpt(us) (see subscript) + -iōn- -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for pre-subscription

subscription

/ (səbˈskrɪpʃən) /

noun

Abbreviation: sub
Derived Formssubscriptive, adjective
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Word Origin and History for pre-subscription

subscription


n.

c.1400, "piece of writing at the end of a document," from Middle French subscription, from Latin subscriptionem (nominative subscriptio) "anything written underneath, a signature," noun of action from past participle stem of subscribere (see subscribe for etymology and sense development).

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Medicine definitions for pre-subscription

subscription

[ səb-skrĭpshən ]

n.

The part of a prescription giving the directions to the pharmacist.
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