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subvention

[ suhb-ven-shuhn ]

noun

  1. 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.
  2. the furnishing of aid or relief.


subvention

/ səbˈvɛnʃən /

noun

  1. a grant, aid, or subsidy, as from a government to an educational institution
  2. the act or process of providing aid or help of any sort
  3. sport a fee paid indirectly to a supposedly amateur athlete for appearing at a meeting


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Derived Forms

  • subˈventionary, adjective

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Other Words From

  • sub·vention·ary adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of subvention1

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English, from Late Latin subventiōn- (stem of subventiō ) “official grant in aid,” equivalent to subvent(us) (past participle of subvenīre “to arrive as support, relieve,” ( subvene ) + -iōn- -ion

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Word History and Origins

Origin of subvention1

C15: from Late Latin subventiō assistance, from Latin subvenīre to subvene

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Synonym Study

See subsidy.

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Example Sentences

All railway lines of public service, and those which receive a subvention, must provide two wires for Government use.

This large subvention has important effects on Local Government which have never before been critically examined.

Harris needed money to support the stadholder's cause, and Carmarthen proposed a subvention of £1,200 a year.

As early as 1881 the government had published a proposal for a subvention to German shipping; Enlarged industrial policy.

In 1907 the budget of the Congo balanced at about 250,000 without the aid of this subvention.

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