subsidy

A payment by a government to producers of certain goods to enable them to sell the goods to the public at a low price, to compete with foreign competition, to avoid making redundancies and creating unemployment, etc. In general, subsidies distort international trade and are unpopular but they are sometimes used by governments to help to establish a new industry in a country. See also Common Agricultural Policy

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  • subsidy — sub‧si‧dy [ˈsʌbsdi] noun subsidies PLURALFORM [countable] FINANCE ECONOMICS money that is paid by a government or organization to make something such as a particular food or product cheaper to buy, use, or produce: • Billions of dollars were… …   Financial and business terms

  • Subsidy — Sub si*dy, n.; pl. {Subsidies}. [L. subsidium the troops stationed in reserve in the third line of battlem reserve, support, help, fr. subsidere to sit down, lie in wait: cf. F. subside. See {Subside}.] 1. Support; aid; co[ o]peration; esp.,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • subsidy — I noun allotment, allowance, backing, bounty, contribution, gift, grant, grant in aid, stipend, subsistence, subvention associated concepts: government subsidy II index aid (help), aid (subsistence) …   Law dictionary

  • subsidy — (n.) late 14c., from Anglo Fr. subsidie, from O.Fr. subside help, aid, contribution, from L. subsidium help, aid, assistance, (military) reinforcements, from sub behind, near (see SUB (Cf. sub )) + sedere to sit (see SEDENTARY (Cf. sedentary)) …   Etymology dictionary

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

  • subsidy — [n] money given to help another aid, alimony, allowance, appropriation, assistance, bequest, bonus, bounty, contribution, endowment, fellowship, financial aid, gift, grant, gratuity, help, honorarium, indemnity, payment, pension, premium, reward …   New thesaurus

  • subsidy — ► NOUN (pl. subsidies) 1) a sum of money granted from public funds to help an industry or business keep the price of a commodity or service low. 2) a sum of money granted to support an undertaking held to be in the public interest. 3) a grant or… …   English terms dictionary

  • subsidy — [sub′sə dē] n. pl. subsidies [ME < Anglo Fr subsidie < L subsidium, auxiliary forces, reserve troops, aid, support < subsidere, to sit down, remain: see SUBSIDE] a grant of money; specif., a) a grant of money from one government to… …   English World dictionary

  • Subsidy — In economics, a subsidy (also known as a subvention) is a form of financial assistance paid to a business or economic sector. A subsidy can be used to support businesses that might otherwise fail, or to encourage activities that would otherwise… …   Wikipedia

  • subsidy — /sub si dee/, n., pl. subsidies. 1. a direct pecuniary aid furnished by a government to a private industrial undertaking, a charity organization, or the like. 2. a sum paid, often in accordance with a treaty, by one government to another to… …   Universalium

  • subsidy — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, generous, heavy, huge, large, massive ▪ small ▪ direct ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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