Meaning of SUBSCRIPTION in English

n. 1 a the act or an instance of subscribing. b money subscribed. 2 Brit. a fee for the membership of a society etc., esp. paid regularly. 3 a an agreement to take and pay for usu. a specified number of issues of a newspaper, magazine, etc. b the money paid by this. 4 a signature on a document etc. 5 the offer of a reduced price to those ordering a book before publication. subscription concert etc. each of a series of concerts etc. for which tickets are sold in advance.

[ ME f. L subscriptio (as SUBSCRIBE) ]

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