3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Subvention \Sub*ven"tion\, noun [F., fr. LL. subventio, fr. L. subvenire to come up to one's assistance, to assist. See {Souvenir}, and cf. {Subvene}.]

1. The act of coming under. "The subvention of a cloud." --Stackhouse.

2. The act of relieving, as of a burden; support; aid; assistance; help.

3. A government aid or bounty.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Subvention \Sub*ven"tion\, verb (used with an object) To subventionize.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: grant of financial aid as from a government to an educational institution

2: the act or process of providing aid or help of any sort


1: guarantee financial support of; "The opera tour was subvented by a bank" [syn: {underwrite}, {subvention}, {subvent}]

1. Caduceus  2. Golden Key  3. Scales of Justice (Or maybe, 1. HEALTH 2. SECURITY 3. JUSTICE?)


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