Adjective "subvention" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A grant of money, especially from a government.
  1. mass noun 'a complex network of public subvention for poets'
  2. 'Many are also looking for information on nursing home subventions and living alone allowances, she said.'
  3. 'They are only human, after all: if there are grants and subventions going, they will join the queue.'

More definitions

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.

More examples(as adjective)

"mentalities can be subvention."


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’.