Subsidy



a direct pecuniary aid furnished by a government to a private industrial undertaking, a charity organization, or the like.
a sum paid, often in accordance with a treaty, by one government to another to secure some service in return.
a grant or contribution of money.
money formerly granted by the English Parliament to the crown for special needs.
Contemporary Examples

Not any new regulation, subsidy, or mandate, but any regulation, subsidy, or mandate at all.
Apologies to Phil Klein David Frum August 5, 2012

Of course, if you make less than that, you get a bigger subsidy; at $25,000 a year your annual subsidy would be about $1400.
Are Young, Single Adults Expecting Obamacare to Cost So Much? Megan McArdle June 3, 2013

Will Congress heed his advice and end the corn industry’s $7 billion subsidy when it expires this month?
Al Gore’s Alcohol Problem Robert Bryce November 29, 2010

The ill effects of this subsidy are pretty notorious by now.
The Overheated Case Against Romneycare David Frum August 3, 2012

And so, if a late 20-something decides to work fewer hours, but play more Xbox One, and get an Obamacare subsidy why not?
Obamacare Is Wayne’s World Lloyd Green February 10, 2014

Historical Examples

Five millions were voted for the war, half a million as a subsidy to the Queen of Hungary.
Lord Chatham Archibald Phillip Primrose Rosebery

On the 29th the crown debts were alleged as a reason for demanding a subsidy.
The Reign of Mary Tudor W. Llewelyn Williams.

I’m not so wedded to petty graft that I would refuse something better in the way of a subsidy.’
The Gentle Grafter O. Henry

He contributed to the subsidy in Wilmecote in 1526 and 1546.
Shakespeare’s Family Mrs. C. C. Stopes

New Zealand does not propose to organise a naval force of her own, but will assist the British Admiralty with a subsidy.
Problems of the Pacific Frank Fox

noun (pl) -dies
a financial aid supplied by a government, as to industry, for reasons of public welfare, the balance of payments, etc
(English history) a financial grant made originally for special purposes by Parliament to the Crown
any monetary contribution, grant, or aid
n.

late 14c., from Anglo-French subsidie, from Old French subside “help, aid, contribution,” from Latin subsidium “help, aid, assistance, (military) reinforcements,” from sub “behind, near” (see sub-) + sedere “to sit” (see sedentary).

A grant made by a government to some individual or business in order to maintain an acceptable standard of living or to stimulate economic growth.

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