noun Etymology: Middle English subvencion, from Middle French & Late Latin; Middle French subvenciȯn, from Late Latin subvention-, subventio assistance, from Latin subvenire to come up, come to the rescue, from sub- up + venire to come — more at sub-, come Date: 15th century the provision of assistance or financial support: as a. endowment b. a subsidy from a government or foundation • subventionary adjective

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  • Subvention — Subvention …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • subvention — [ sybvɑ̃sjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1776; « subside demandé par l État » v. 1330; subvencion 1214; bas lat. subventio, de subvenire → subvenir ♦ Aide que l État, qu une association (de droit public ou privé) accorde à un groupement, une entreprise, une… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Subvention — Sf Unterstützung aus öffentlicher Hand erw. fach. (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. subventio ( ōnis), zu l. subvenīre (subventum) zu Hilfe kommen, beistehen , eigentlich von unten kommen , zu l. venīre kommen und l. sub .    Ebenso ne.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • subvention — sub‧ven‧tion [səbˈvenʆn] noun [countable] FINANCE a gift of money for a special use, especially money given by a person, organization, or government to help the arts, education etc: • The Fine Arts Museum rejected a half million dollar… …   Financial and business terms

  • subvention — Subvention. s. f. v. Secours d argent, espece de subside. La subvention qu on demandoit à cette Province a esté accordée. droit de subvention …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Subvention — Sub*ven tion, n. [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. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of relieving, as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • subvention — c.1400, from M.Fr. subvention, from L.L. subventionem (nom. subventio) assistance, from pp. stem of L. subvenire come to one s aid, from sub up to (see SUB (Cf. sub )) + venire to come (see VENUE (Cf. venu …   Etymology dictionary

  • Subvention — Sub*ven tion, v. t. To subventionize. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Subvention — (lat.), Beihilfe, Unterstützung, insbes. aus öffentlichen Mitteln …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • subvention — index alimony, annuity, benefit (conferment), contribution (donation), dispensation (act of dispensing), donation …   Law dictionary

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

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