Definition of


  1. (noun, act) the act of signing your name; writing your signature (as on a document)
  2. (noun, act) a pledged contribution
  3. (noun, communication) agreement expressed by (or as if expressed by) signing your name
  4. (noun, possession) a payment for consecutive issues of a newspaper or magazine for a given period of time

via WordNet, Princeton University

Alternate forms of Subscription

Derivations: subscribe

Hyponyms: execution, execution of instrument

Hypernyms: agreement, contribution, donation, handwriting, payment

Origin of the word Subscription

  1. 1409, "piece of writing at the end of a document," from M.Fr. subscription, from L. subscriptionem (nom. subscriptio) "anything written underneath, a signature," from pp. stem of subscribere (see subscribe for etymology and sense development). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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