What does the word subscription mean?

Usage examples for subscription

  1. England, by a national subscription, has acquired an institution worthy to be called national, and with the establishment of such an institution we may look forward with confidence to the creation of a national school of music. – Speeches and Addresses of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales: 1863-1888 by Edward VII
  2. It was necessary, nevertheless, to clip and file the Guide very carefully for reference; hence the subscription. – Deep Furrows by Hopkins Moorhouse
  3. When you get your subscription list in these parts drop in and I will help you. – Treading the Narrow Way by R. E. Barrett