subvention

[suhb-ven-shuhn]
noun
1.
a grant of money, as by a government or some other authority, in aid or support of some institution or undertaking, especially in connection with science or the arts.
2.
the furnishing of aid or relief.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin subventiōn- (stem of subventiō) official grant in aid, equivalent to subvent(us) (past participle of subvenīre to subvene) + -iōn- -ion

subventionary, adjective


1. See subsidy.
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subvention (səbˈvɛnʃən)
 
n
1.  a grant, aid, or subsidy, as from a government to an educational institution
2.  the act or process of providing aid or help of any sort
3.  sport a fee paid indirectly to a supposedly amateur athlete for appearing at a meeting
 
[C15: from Late Latin subventiō assistance, from Latin subvenīre to subvene]
 
sub'ventionary
 
adj

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subvention
c.1400, from M.Fr. subvention, from L.L. subventionem (nom. subventio) "assistance," from pp. stem of L. subvenire "come to one's aid," from sub "up to" + venire "to come" (see venue).
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The major things were to university fees, reducing the subvention on coal-mining and some inept ministers.
Without government subvention no companies can survive long.
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