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Topic: ECONOMICS

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: subsidium 'soldiers kept in reserve, support, help', from sub- 'near' + sedere 'to sit'

subsidy

noun
     
sub‧si‧dy plural subsidies [countable]
PEBF money that is paid by a government or organization to make prices lower, reduce the cost of producing goods etc
trade/agricultural subsidies etc
international disagreement over trade subsidies
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