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subscription (n.)

c. 1400, subscripcioun, "piece of writing at the end of a document," from Anglo-French subscripcion, Old French subscription (Modern French souscription) and directly from Latin subscriptionem (nominative subscriptio) "anything written underneath, a signature," noun of action from past-participle stem of subscribere (see subscribe). Meaning "act of subscribing money" is from 1640s.

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Definitions of subscription from WordNet

subscription (n.)
a payment for consecutive issues of a newspaper or magazine for a given period of time;
subscription (n.)
agreement expressed by (or as if expressed by) signing your name;
subscription (n.)
a pledged contribution;
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
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