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noun allotment, allowance, backing, bounty, contribution, gift, grant, grant-in-aid, stipend, subsistence, subvention
Associated concepts: government subsidy
See also: aid, alimony, annuity, assistance, benefit, commission, consideration, contribution, donation, endowment, fee, grant, help, loan, maintenance, payment, pension, perquisite, recompense

SUBSIDY, Eng. law. An aid, tax or tribute granted by parliament to the king for the urgent occasions of the kingdom, to be levied on every subject of ability, according to the value of his lands or goods. Jacob's Law. Dict. h.t.
     2. The assistance given in money by one nation to another to enable it the better to carry on a war, when such nation does not join directly in the war, is called a subsidy. Vattel, liv. 3, Sec. 82. See Neutrality.

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The government subsidies of fuel (jayyid and mumtaz), which topped BD41 million last year, are expected to exceed BD66m this year.
But the critique from the Kochs and their libertarian allies is presented as part of a wider antipathy to subsidies more generally: They argue government subsidies are bad for consumers, as is any government intervention in the economy.
Most people are aware that the large volume of government subsidies was intended to reflect positively on consumers and merchants alike, and not to tip the scale in favor of either side.
The rationale for government subsidies is 1) giving everyone a chance to succeed and 2) promoting economic growth.
But the firm, which has a major Birmingham presence, says it will take Government subsidies to smooth the passage for electric vehicles.
The government subsidies for natural gas are not included in the massive overall fuel subsidies.
Qatar's economic expansion has created sustainability challenges for the emirate, as industrial and population growth calls into question the wisdom of continued government subsidies for water, electricity and petrol.
With the help of government subsidies the women are successfully engaged in the jobs.
However, the Bush administration reversed course last year and announced it would treat China in the same way as other countries in disputes involving government subsidies.
63 billion yen in government subsidies in an irregular manner over the past 10 years.
Travis's dad doesn't understand the ins and outs of the international trade policies and government subsidies that are changing the economics of farming, but he does see that large corporate farmers are taking over (see graphs, above).
In fact, the prices of beef, pork, and chicken are kept low by government subsidies to corn growers.

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