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subvention

[suh b-ven-shuh n] /səbˈvɛn ʃən/
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
late Middle English
1400-1450
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
Related forms
subventionary, adjective
Synonyms
1. See subsidy.
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British Dictionary definitions for subventionary

subvention

/səbˈvɛnʃən/
noun
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
Derived Forms
subventionary, adjective
Word Origin
C15: from Late Latin subventiō assistance, from Latin subvenīre to subvene
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Word Origin and History for subventionary
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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