[suh b-ven-shuh n]
- a grant of money, as by a government or some other authority, in aid or support of some institution or undertaking, especially in connection with science or the arts.
- the furnishing of aid or relief.
Origin of subvention
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1. See subsidy.
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Examples from the Web for subvention
The municipalities would then intervene and grant a subvention.Syndicalism in France
Venice gave the commune of Cattaro an annual subvention as solatium.The Shores of the Adriatic
F. Hamilton Jackson
It is even rumored that it is you who finds the money for its subvention.Bohemians of the Latin Quarter
As early as 1881 the government had published a proposal for a subvention to German shipping; Enlarged industrial policy.
Before he gave an answer he must know, he said, what subvention the states-general would be willing to grant him.A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times
Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
- a grant, aid, or subsidy, as from a government to an educational institution
- the act or process of providing aid or help of any sort
- sport a fee paid indirectly to a supposedly amateur athlete for appearing at a meeting
C15: from Late Latin subventiō assistance, from Latin subvenīre to subvene
Word Origin and History for subvention
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