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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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Therefore, countries allover the world try to subsidize the housing sector using various means.
"It's not a gold mine, but what we do for the external community in a lot of cases helps offset the services we subsidize for the university community," says Auxiliary Services VP Aughenbaugh.
A family allowance would subsidize not only the cost of child care provided by others, but also child care services provided by the parent.
By the second model, the Government is going to fully subsidize the down payment the sum of which depends on the size of the loan.
They also note that widespread building regulations requiring developers to provide parking for each new shop, office, and apartment effectively subsidize drivers.
It is immoral and un-American for the government to tax working people, who straggle to make ends meet, to subsidize corporations - or anything else.
Trying to find ways to subsidize diaper services is probably not the best way for a professional environmental advocate to spend her or his time."
It touches on all aspects of the health care controversy - the high cost of new medical technologies and patients' access to them, the critical need for outcome data to validate new therapies, add the issue of who should subsidize medical research - the federal government, policyholders, patients, or manufacturers.
The nation's home builders have called on the Bush administration to rescind punishing tariffs on Canadian lumber imports following last Friday's unanimous ruling by a North American Free Trade Agreement panel that Canada does not subsidize its lumber industry.
taxpayers are tapped to subsidize loans and loan guarantees used to finance the export of auto manufacturing overseas.
Should students be forced to subsidize campus activism?
The Government decided to subsidize the interest rate of the new credit line provided from the European Investment Bank of 50 million euros for financing small and medium businesses and other priority projects.