- Obs. the act of subvening
- money granted, as by a government, in support of a study, institution, etc.; subsidy
Origin of subventionMiddle English ; from subvencioun ; from Old French subvencion ; from Late Latin subventio
- Provision of help, aid, or support.
- An endowment or a subsidy, as that given by a government to an institution for research; a grant of financial aid.
Origin of subventionMiddle English subvencioun, a subsidy by the state, from Old French subvention, monetary assistance, from Late Latin subventi&omacron;, subventi&omacron;n-, assistance, from Latin subventus, past participle of subven&imacron;re, to come to help : sub-, beneath, behind; see sub– + ven&imacron;re, to come; see gwa- in Indo-European roots.
- A subsidy; provision of financial or other support.
- The act of coming under.
- The act of relieving, as of a burden; support; aid; assistance; help.
(third-person singular simple present subventions, present participle subventioning, simple past and past participle subventioned)
- To subsidise.