Definition of subvention in English:

subvention

Line breaks: sub|ven¦tion
Pronunciation: /səbˈvɛnʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

  • A grant of money, especially from a government: Ottawa has begun to cut federal subventions to the provinces [mass noun]: a complex network of public subvention for poets
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    • 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.

Origin

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'.

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