subscription

subscriptive /seuhb skrip"tiv/, adj.subscriptively, adv.
/seuhb skrip"sheuhn/, n.
1. a sum of money given or pledged as a contribution, payment, investment, etc.
2. the right to receive a periodical for a sum paid, usually for an agreed number of issues.
3. an arrangement for presenting a series of concerts, plays, etc., that one may attend by the payment of a membership fee: to purchase a 10-concert subscription.
4. Chiefly Brit. the dues paid by a member of a club, society, etc.
5. a fund raised through sums of money subscribed.
6. a sum subscribed.
7. the act of appending one's signature or mark, as to a document.
8. a signature or mark thus appended.
9. something written beneath or at the end of a document or the like.
10. a document to which a signature is attached.
11. assent, agreement, or approval expressed verbally or by signing one's name.
12. Eccles. assent to or acceptance of a body of principles or doctrines, the purpose of which is to establish uniformity.
13. Ch. of Eng. formal acceptance of the Thirty-nine Articles of 1563 and the Book of Common Prayer.
[1400-50; late ME < L subscription- (s. of subscriptio) a writing beneath, equiv. to subscript(us) (see SUBSCRIPT) + -ion- -ION]

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • subscription — sub·scrip·tion /səb skrip shən/ n 1: the act of signing one s name (as in attesting or witnessing a document) 2: something that is subscribed; specif: a sum subscribed or pledged a charitable subscription 3: an agreement to purchase securities… …   Law dictionary

  • Subscription — Sub*scrip tion, n. [L. subscriptio: cf. F. souscription.] 1. The act of subscribing. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is subscribed. Specifically: (a) A paper to which a signature is attached. (b) The signature attached to a paper. (c) Consent or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • subscription — (n.) c.1400, piece of writing at the end of a document, from M.Fr. subscription, from L. subscriptionem (nom. subscriptio) anything written underneath, a signature, noun of action from pp. stem of subscribere (see SUBSCRIBE (Cf. subscribe) for… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Subscription — Subscription, Namensunterschrift, durch welche sich einer (der Subscribent, Subscribirende) zur Theilnahme an einem Unternehmen verpflichtet …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • subscription TV — ➡ subscription television * * * …   Universalium

  • subscription — ► NOUN 1) the action or fact of subscribing. 2) a payment to subscribe to something. 3) formal a signature or short piece of writing at the end of a document …   English terms dictionary

  • subscription — [səb skrip′shən] n. [ME subscripcion < L subscriptio] 1. the act of subscribing 2. something subscribed; specif., a) a written signature b) a signed document, etc. c) consent or sanction, esp. in writing d) …   English World dictionary

  • subscription — Agreement to buy new issue of securities. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary Acquisition of shares or units in a fund by an investor. NYSE Euronext Glossary * * * subscription sub‧scrip‧tion [səbˈskrɪpʆn] noun 1. [countable] an amount of money you… …   Financial and business terms

  • subscription — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ annual, monthly, yearly, etc. ▪ one month, one year, etc. ▪ a one year subscription to this service …   Collocations dictionary

  • subscription — n. arrangement for receiving a periodical 1) to enter a subscription to 2) to renew a subscription 3) to cancel a subscription 4) a subscription to (a subscription to a magazine) amount of money pledged 5) a public subscription * * * [səb… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • subscription — sub|scrip|tion [səbˈskrıpʃən] n 1.) [U and C] an amount of money you pay, usually once a year, to receive copies of a newspaper or magazine, or receive a service, or the act of paying money for this subscription to ▪ Are you interested in taking… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.