Origin of subvention
Examples from the Web for subvention
The Subvention on Land-tax, and much else, one must glide hastily over; safe nowhere but in flourishes of conciliatory eloquence.The French Revolution|Thomas Carlyle
Venice gave the commune of Cattaro an annual subvention as solatium.The Shores of the Adriatic|F. Hamilton Jackson
A subvention may be raised by a perfectly orthodox fiscal process.Liberalism and the Social Problem|Winston Spencer Churchill
His maiden speech, on the subvention to the king of Sardinia, was made on the 31st of January 1794.
Harris needed money to support the stadholder's cause, and Carmarthen proposed a subvention of £1,200 a year.The Political History of England - Vol. X.|William Hunt
British Dictionary definitions for subvention
Word Origin for subvention
Word Origin and History for subvention
c.1400, from Middle French subvention, from Late Latin subventionem (nominative subventio) "assistance," from past participle stem of Latin subvenire "come to one's aid," from sub "up to" (see sub-) + venire "to come" (see venue).