Subvened
Subvene Sub*vene", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Subvened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Subvening}.] [Pref. sub- + L. venire to come. See {Subvention}.] To come under, as a support or stay; to happen. [1913 Webster]

A future state must needs subvene to prevent the whole edifice from falling into ruin. --Bp. Warburton. [1913 Webster]


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  • Subvene — Sub*vene , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Subvened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Subvening}.] [Pref. sub + L. venire to come. See {Subvention}.] To come under, as a support or stay; to happen. [1913 Webster] A future state must needs subvene to prevent the whole… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Subvening — Subvene Sub*vene , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Subvened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Subvening}.] [Pref. sub + L. venire to come. See {Subvention}.] To come under, as a support or stay; to happen. [1913 Webster] A future state must needs subvene to prevent the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • subvene — /seuhb veen /, v.i., subvened, subvening. to arrive or occur as a support or relief. [1750 60; < L subvenire, equiv. to sub SUB + venire to COME] * * * …   Universalium

  • subvene — [səb vēn′] vi. subvened, subvening [L subvenire, to come to one s assistance, lit., to come up < sub , under + venire, to COME] Rare to happen or come, so as to help …   English World dictionary

  • subvene — /seuhb veen /, v.i., subvened, subvening. to arrive or occur as a support or relief. [1750 60; < L subvenire, equiv. to sub SUB + venire to COME] …   Useful english dictionary

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