noun (plural subsidies)
- 1A sum of money granted by the government or a public body to assist an industry or business so that the price of a commodity or service may remain low or competitive: a farm subsidy they disdain government subsidyMore example sentences
- Government has forsworn prices and incomes policies and cut back subsidies for industry.
- These subsidies distort commodity prices and undercut U.S. exporters in key markets around the world.
- But it is clear that encouraging commodity production with price subsidies has not kept people in rural areas.
- 1.1A sum of money granted to support an arts organization or other undertaking held to be in the public interest.More example sentences
- Within a regime of cuts in the post-war Welfare State, the withdrawal of state subsidies and support, and low public expenditure.
- The fact is that private and corporate money has overtaken public subsidy in festival funding.
- Some projects rely on public subsidies to fund even their core activities.
- 1.2A grant or contribution of money.More example sentences
- Other plans include giving subsidies to tighten security and equip post offices with computers so that customers can surf the internet.
- Members also have access to mortgage subsidies through the Defence Home Owners Scheme.
- Immigrants could buy 25 acre parcels at very liberal mortgage rates and various subsidies were also available.
- 2 • historical A parliamentary grant to the sovereign for state needs.More example sentences
- In return for granting subsidies, Parliament demanded ever new powers from the monarchy.
- Thirdly, the cost of the war was unprecedented in English history: even with parliamentary subsidies, it could only be met by borrowing and by sales of Crown lands.
- Thus, although the debts of the Irish administration were a drop in the ocean of English public finance, they had to be met by Irish parliamentary subsidies.
- 2.1A tax levied on a particular occasion.More example sentences
- We are headed toward completely socialized medicine - and, if we take indirect tax subsidies into account, we're already halfway there.
- The GOP has rejected that approach as too bureaucratic and pushed for an alternative that would give individuals tax credits and other subsidies to buy their own insurance.
- First, he believed that, given how high rents were in many communities, the lower-middle class deserved some tax subsidies.
late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French subsidie, from Latin subsidium 'assistance'.