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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"It's illogical for a state-owned company to subsidise for other companies," he says.
Many years ago the company I worked for gave its staff luncheon vouchers to subsidise the cost of their meals and these were regarded as a perk by the Inland Revenue and I had to pay tax on them.
If we have to sell it cheap, it means we will have to buy it at higher prices and subsidise it here," he told The Indian Express in an interview.
Gadkari, in an interview to a national daily, said however that welfare schemes will take a hit if money is used to subsidise petrol and diesel.
They say the study should address the consequences of redirecting subsidises, its misuse and provide recommendations on who should benefit.
The government subsidises 12 cylinders of 14.2 kg each per household in a year by providing subsidy amount directly in the bank accounts.