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 for subvention
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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."
        [1913 Webster]
     2. The act of relieving, as of a burden; support; aid;
        assistance; help.
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     3. A government aid or bounty.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Subvention \Sub*ven"tion\, v. t.
     To subventionize.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: grant of financial aid as from a government to an
           educational institution
      2: the act or process of providing aid or help of any sort
      v 1: guarantee financial support of; "The opera tour was
           subvented by a bank" [syn: underwrite, subvention,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  90 Moby Thesaurus words for "subvention":
     TLC, accouterment, aid, alimony, allotment, allowance, annuity,
     armament, assistance, backing, bounty, bread, care, carriage,
     carrying, catering, chandlery, daily bread, depletion allowance,
     dole, economic support, endowment, equipment, fellowship,
     financial assistance, finding, fitting out, furnishing,
     furnishment, grant, grant-in-aid, guaranteed annual income, help,
     investment, keep, livelihood, living, logistics, maintenance,
     manna, meat, moral support, mothering, nourishment, nurture,
     old-age insurance, outfitting, pecuniary aid, pension, preparation,
     price support, procurement, providing, provision, provisioning,
     psychological support, public assistance, public welfare,
     purveyance, reinforcement, reliance, relief, replenishment,
     resupply, retailing, retirement benefits, scholarship,
     security blanket, selling, stipend, subsidization, subsidy,
     subsistence, supply, supplying, support, supportive relationship,
     supportive therapy, sustaining, sustainment, sustenance,
     sustentation, tax benefit, tender loving care, upholding, upkeep,
     victualing, welfare, welfare aid, welfare payments

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