- 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 subventiō subventiōn- assistance from Latin subventus past participle of subvenīre to come to help sub- beneath, behind ; see sub- . venīre to come ; see gwā- 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.