American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Provision of help, aid, or support.
- n. An endowment or a subsidy, as that given by a government to an institution for research; a grant of financial aid.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of coming under.
- n. The act of coming to the relief of some one; something granted in aid; support; subsidy. For specific use, see under subsidy.
- n. Synonyms Subsidy, Subvention. See subsidy.
- To give aid to; assist pecuniarily.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of coming under.
- n. The act of relieving, as of a burden; support; aid; assistance; help.
- n. A government aid or bounty.
- v. To subventionize.
- v. guarantee financial support of
- n. grant of financial aid as from a government to an educational institution
- n. the act or process of providing aid or help of any sort
- From Middle French subvention, from Late Latin subventio. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English subvencioun, a subsidy by the state, from Old French subvention, monetary assistance, from Late Latin subventiō, subventiōn-, assistance, from Latin subventus, past participle of subvenīre, to come to help : sub-, beneath, behind; see sub- + venīre, to come; see gwā- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Although Quidde's private fortune had been wiped out by the inflation, he was able to live fairly well with the help of friends and with a subvention from the Nobel Peace Prize”
“subsidy also known as a subvention is a form of financial assistance paid to a business or economic sector.”
““Subsidy also known as a subvention: a form of financial assistance paid to a business or economic sector.””
“This post is shocking in its subvention of logic, common sense, and decency to ideological aims.”
“Agence France-Presse/Getty Images On Agriculture: Increasing the agricultural credit limit to 4.75 trillion rupees $104 billion for farmers, the interest subvention to farmers paying their loans on time and capital infusion to NABARD National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development are progressive steps.”
“The aim was to use an economic subvention to keep the economy from total collapse and therefore prevent levels of political violence from getting completely out of control.”
“The long-term consequence of the subvention, however, is that the Northern Irish economy today remains highly uncompetitive.”
“But while the rioters have been maintained in a condition of near-permanent unemployment by government subvention augmented by criminal activity, Britain was importing labor to man its service industries.”
“In fact, on the recommendation of Instapundit and ChicagoBoyz, I have marked the day by sending a small subvention to the Wounded Warrior Hospital Fund.”
“I know that I need real reform, not this massive subvention of a totally failed industry.”
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