Definition of subvention in English:
- They have also demanded a cut in the lower rates of income tax as a way of providing a subvention to the miserly wages paid by the corporations.
- Many are also looking for information on nursing home subventions and living alone allowances, she said.
- They are only human, after all: if there are grants and subventions going, they will join the queue.
Late Middle English (in the sense 'provision of help'): from Old French, from late Latin subventio(n-), from Latin subvenire 'assist', from sub- 'from below' + venire 'come'.
Words that rhyme with subventionabstention, apprehension, ascension, attention, circumvention, comprehension, condescension, contention, contravention, convention, declension, detention, dimension, dissension, extension, gentian, hypertension, hypotension, intention, intervention, invention, mention, misapprehension, obtention, pension, prehension, prevention, recension, retention, supervention, suspension, tension
- British & World English dictionary
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