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subsidy

noun [C] uk   /ˈsʌb.sɪ.di/ us  
C1 money given as part of the cost of something, to help or encourage it to happen: The company received a substantial government subsidy. The government is planning to abolish subsidies to farmers.Grants and allowances
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