Definition of subvention noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//səbˈvenʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//səbˈvenʃn//
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an amount of money that is given by a government, etc. to help an organization The movie industry received a government subvention of several million pounds. Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘provision of help’): from Old French, from late Latin subventio(n-), from Latin subvenire ‘assist’, from sub- ‘from below’ + venire ‘come’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: subvention