Simple Definition of subscription
: an agreement that you make with a company to get a publication or service regularly and that you usually pay for in advance
: a fee that you pay regularly to belong to or support an organization
Full Definition of subscription
1a : the act of signing one's name (as in attesting or witnessing a document)b : the acceptance (as of ecclesiastical articles of faith) attested by the signing of one's name
2 : something that is subscribed: asa : an autograph signature; also : a paper to which a signature is attachedb : a sum subscribed or pledged
3 : an arrangement for providing, receiving, or making use of something of a continuing or periodic nature on a prepayment plan: asa : a purchase by prepayment for a certain number of issues (as of a periodical)b : application to purchase securities of a new issuec : a method of offering or presenting a series of public performancesd British : membership dues
Examples of subscription in a sentence
I'm going to renew my subscription.
You won't find this magazine at newsstands. It's sold only by subscription.
Origin of subscription
Middle English subscripcion mark at the end of a document, concluding formula, from Anglo-French, from Latin subscription-, subscriptio, from subscribere
First Known Use: 15th century
SUBSCRIPTION Defined for Kids
Definition of subscription for Students
: an agreement to buy a publication or service for a stated period
Medical Definition of subscription
: a part of a prescription that contains directions to the pharmacist
Legal Definition of subscription
1 : the act of signing one's name (as in attesting or witnessing a document)
2 : something that is subscribed; specifically : a sum subscribed or pledged <a charitable subscription>
3 : an agreement to purchase securities (as stocks) of a new issue and esp. of a prospective corporation — compare warrant 3b
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