a person, company, etc., that subscribes, as to a publication or concert series.
a homeowner, apartment dweller, business, etc., that pays a monthly charge to be connected to a television cable service.
a person who promises to donate a sum of money, purchase stock, etc.

1590–1600; subscribe + -er1

nonsubscriber, noun
presubscriber, noun Unabridged
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subscribe (səbˈskraɪb)
vb (foll by to)
1.  (usually foll by to) to pay or promise to pay (a sum of money) as a contribution (to a fund or charity, for a magazine, etc), esp at regular intervals
2.  to inscribe or sign (one's name, etc) at the end of a contract, will, or other document
3.  to give support or approval: to subscribe to the theory of transubstantiation
[C15: from Latin subscrībere to write underneath, from sub- + scrībere to write]

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Example sentences
Remove the subscriber identification module from your old cell phone.
In order to read magazine content, you'll need to be a paid subscriber.
Unfortunately, the online version is subscriber only.
Online readers tend to dart in and out, spending far less time on a newspaper
  site than a subscriber spends with a paper.
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