subvention

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French subvention, from Late Latin subventio.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

subvention (plural subventions)

  1. A subsidy; provision of financial or other support.
  2. The act of coming under.
    • Stackhouse
      The subvention of a cloud.
  3. The act of relieving, as of a burden; support; aid; assistance; help.

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Verb[edit]

subvention (third-person singular simple present subventions, present participle subventioning, simple past and past participle subventioned)

  1. To subsidise.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 136:
      His task was, it is true, made easier by the need of the English to remove troops to put down the 1745-6 Jacobite Rising, which the French had subventioned.

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

subvention

  1. Genitive singular form of subventio.

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

subvention f (plural subventions)

  1. subsidy
  2. grant

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