subsidy
noun (plural -dies) Etymology: Middle English subsidie, from Anglo-French, from Latin subsidium reserve troops, support, assistance, from sub- near + sedēre to sit — more at sub-, sit Date: 14th century a grant or gift of money: as a. a sum of money formerly granted by the British Parliament to the crown and raised by special taxation b. money granted by one state to another c. a grant by a government to a private person or company to assist an enterprise deemed advantageous to the public

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
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  • Subsidy — Sub si*dy, n.; pl. {Subsidies}. [L. subsidium the troops stationed in reserve in the third line of battlem reserve, support, help, fr. subsidere to sit down, lie in wait: cf. F. subside. See {Subside}.] 1. Support; aid; co[ o]peration; esp.,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • subsidy — I noun allotment, allowance, backing, bounty, contribution, gift, grant, grant in aid, stipend, subsistence, subvention associated concepts: government subsidy II index aid (help), aid (subsistence) …   Law dictionary

  • subsidy — (n.) late 14c., from Anglo Fr. subsidie, from O.Fr. subside help, aid, contribution, from L. subsidium help, aid, assistance, (military) reinforcements, from sub behind, near (see SUB (Cf. sub )) + sedere to sit (see SEDENTARY (Cf. sedentary)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • subsidy — *grant, subvention, *appropriation …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • subsidy — [n] money given to help another aid, alimony, allowance, appropriation, assistance, bequest, bonus, bounty, contribution, endowment, fellowship, financial aid, gift, grant, gratuity, help, honorarium, indemnity, payment, pension, premium, reward …   New thesaurus

  • subsidy — ► NOUN (pl. subsidies) 1) a sum of money granted from public funds to help an industry or business keep the price of a commodity or service low. 2) a sum of money granted to support an undertaking held to be in the public interest. 3) a grant or… …   English terms dictionary

  • subsidy — [sub′sə dē] n. pl. subsidies [ME < Anglo Fr subsidie < L subsidium, auxiliary forces, reserve troops, aid, support < subsidere, to sit down, remain: see SUBSIDE] a grant of money; specif., a) a grant of money from one government to… …   English World dictionary

  • Subsidy — In economics, a subsidy (also known as a subvention) is a form of financial assistance paid to a business or economic sector. A subsidy can be used to support businesses that might otherwise fail, or to encourage activities that would otherwise… …   Wikipedia

  • subsidy — /sub si dee/, n., pl. subsidies. 1. a direct pecuniary aid furnished by a government to a private industrial undertaking, a charity organization, or the like. 2. a sum paid, often in accordance with a treaty, by one government to another to… …   Universalium

  • subsidy — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, generous, heavy, huge, large, massive ▪ small ▪ direct ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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