Definition of subsidy
: a grant or gift of money: such asa : a sum of money formerly granted by the British Parliament to the crown and raised by special taxationb : money granted by one state to anotherc : a grant by a government to a private person or company to assist an enterprise deemed advantageous to the public
Examples of subsidy in a sentence
The city is increasing subsidies for public transit.
government subsidies for farmers in case of crop failure
SUBSIDY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of subsidy for English Language Learners
: money that is paid usually by a government to keep the price of a product or service low or to help a business or organization to continue to function
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