What does the word subsidy mean?

Usage examples for subsidy

  1. Why does a government subsidy support one rental manager to sit here in this building every day- but ten guards to patrol it every night? – This Crowded Earth by Robert Bloch
  2. As a matter of fact, no representatives were ever sent and no subsidy was paid, nor was the protection of the empire ever sought or given. – History of Holland by George Edmundson
  3. The word subsidy, however, could be relied upon to start a flood of fiery oratory, charging that the people of the United States were to be taxed to pour money into the pockets of speculators in New York and financial crooks in Wall Street. – My Memories of Eighty Years by Chauncey M. Depew