from The Century Dictionary.
- To come under, as a support or stay; arrive or happen, especially so as to prevent or obviate something.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- intransitive verb To come under, as a support or stay; to happen.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb intransitive To arrive or happen so as to help or support
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From Latin subveniō ("come to the aid of"), from sub ("under, up towards") + veniō ("come").
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pavonine commented on the word subvene
To come under, as a support or stay; to happen.
November 24, 2007