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Pronunciation:  sub'skripshun

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  1. [n]  the act of signing your name; writing your signature (as on a document); "the deed was attested by the subscription of his signature"
  2. [n]  a pledged contribution
  3. [n]  agreement expressed by (or as if expressed by) signing your name
  4. [n]  a payment for consecutive issues of a newspaper or magazine for a given period of time

SUBSCRIPTION is a 12 letter word that starts with S.


 See Also: agreement, approval, commendation, contribution, donation, execution, execution of instrument, handwriting, payment



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.