Definitions for: Subscription

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

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