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subscription 音標拼音: [səbskr'ɪpʃən]
n 1: a payment for consecutive issues of a newspaper or magazine
for a given period of time
2: agreement expressed by (or as if expressed by) signing your
3: a pledged contribution
4: the act of signing your name; writing your signature (as on a
document); "the deed was attested by the subscription of his
Subscription \Sub*scrip"tion\, n. [L. subscriptio: cf. F.
1. The act of subscribing.
2. That which is subscribed. Specifically:
(a) A paper to which a signature is attached.
(b) The signature attached to a paper.
(c) Consent or attestation by underwriting the name.
(d) Sum subscribed; amount of sums subscribed; as, an
individual subscription to a fund.
3. (Eccl.) The acceptance of articles, or other tests tending
to promote uniformity; esp. (Ch. of Eng.), formal assent
to the Thirty-nine Articles and the Book of Common Prayer,
required before ordination.
4. Submission; obedience. [Obs.]
You owe me no subscription. --Shak.
5. (Pharm.) That part of a prescription which contains the
direction to the apothecary.
103 Moby Thesaurus words for "subscription":
John Hancock, OK, X, acceptance, accommodation, accordance,
affirmance, affirmation, alms, alms fee, approbation, approval,
authentication, authorization, autograph, award, awarding,
bestowal, bestowment, certification, charity, christcross, cipher,
collection, commitment, communication, concession, conferment,
conferral, confirmation, contribution, cost, countermark,
countersign, countersignature, counterstamp, cross, deliverance,
delivery, device, dole, donation, donative, dues, endorsement,
endowment, fee, furnishment, gifting, giving, go-ahead, grant,
granting, green light, hand, handout, impartation, impartment,
imprimatur, initials, investiture, investment, liberality, mark,
mark of signature, monogram, nod, notarization, obligation, offer,
offering, offertory, okay, payment, permission, pittance, pledge,
presentation, presentment, price, promise, provision, ratification,
remittance, rubber stamp, sanction, seal, sigil, sign manual,
signature, signet, stamp, stamp of approval, supplying, surrender,
the nod, tithe, validation, visa, vise, votive offering,
SUBSCRIPTION, contracts. The placing a signature at the bottom of a written
or printed engagement; or it is the attestation of a witness by so writing
his name; but it has been holden that the attestation of an illiterate
witness, by making his mark, is a sufficient subscription. 7 Bing. 457; 2
Ves. 454; Atk. 177; 1 Yes. jr. 11; 3 P. Wms. 253; 1 V. & B. 362. Vide To
2. By subscription is also understood the act by which a person
contracts, in writing, to furnish a sum of money for a particular purpose;
as, a subscription to a charitable institution, a subscription for a book,
for a newspaper, and the like.