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Definition of Subsidy

Subsidy

  1. Support; aid; cooperation; esp., extraordinary aid in money rendered to the sovereign or to a friendly power.
  2. Specifically: A sum of money paid by one sovereign or nation to another to purchase the cooperation or the neutrality of such sovereign or nation in war.
  3. A grant from the government, from a municipal corporation, or the like, to a private person or company to assist the establishment or support of an enterprise deemed advantageous to the public; a subvention; as, a subsidy to the owners of a line of ocean steamships.

Subsidy Quotations

Haitian rice farmers are quite efficient, but they can't compete with U.S. agribusiness that relies on a huge government subsidy, thanks to Ronald Reagan's free market enthusiasms.
Noam Chomsky

The precise point at which a tax deduction becomes a 'loophole' or a tax incentive becomes a 'subsidy for special interests' is one of the great mysteries of politics.
John Sununu

When we give a subsidy, the benefits to the public ought to exceed the benefits to the company. When it doesn't, that's our definition of corporate welfare.
John Kasich

If you're going to have a public subsidy to education, vouchers are clearly a better way of delivering it. They should result in some loosening up and privatization of the government school system.
Peter Brimelow

We build schools and give government loans and grants to college kids; for those of us who are parents, tuition will often be the last big subsidy we give the children we've raised.
Bill McKibben
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Subsidy Translations

subsidy in Afrikaans is subsidie
subsidy in Dutch is ondersteuning, stipendium, subsidie
subsidy in French is subvention
subsidy in German is Subvention
subsidy in Italian is sovvenzione
subsidy in Spanish is subsidio
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