Agreement to buy new issue of securities. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary
Acquisition of shares or units in a fund by an investor. NYSE Euronext Glossary

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subscription sub‧scrip‧tion [səbˈskrɪpʆn] noun
1. [countable] an amount of money you pay regularly to receive a newspaper, magazine, or broadcasting or telephone service:
subscription to

• A subscription to their quarterly report costs $575 a year.

• The World Service TV channel is a subscription service available to millions of homes around the world.

2. [countable, uncountable] FINANCE when a company offers shares to the public:

• They intend to raise £1.9 million via a share subscription.

• The subscription price for the new shares was 225p.

3. [uncountable] FINANCE the act of asking to buy or agreeing to buy shares in a company:

• 25.2 million shares are available for subscription.

• Existing shareholders have priority subscription rights (= to subscribe to shares before they are offered to anyone else ) .

4. [countable] an amount of money that you pay regularly to be a member of an organization or to help it; = DUES:
subscription for/​to

• his subscription for the Student Union

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subscription UK US /səbˈskrɪpʃən/ noun
[C or U] STOCK MARKET, FINANCE an occasion when shares in a company are issued , or the number of shares involved: »

You will soon have the opportunity to purchase stock through a subscription offering.


The subscription price was 287p.


Rights issues require a minimum subscription period of 3 weeks.

[U] STOCK MARKET, FINANCE the act of asking or agreeing to buy shares in a company: »

Preferential subscription rights are offered to existing shareholders.

[C or U] (INFORMAL sub) COMMERCE, COMMUNICATIONS an amount of money paid regularly to receive a newspaper or magazine, to use a phone line or internet service, or to be a member of an organization, or the act of paying this money: »

charge/pay a subscription


cancel/renew a subscription


I've taken out a subscription to the gym.


a membership subscription


subscription charges/fees/prices


an online music subscription service


An annual subscription to the magazine costs £32.50.


These government publications are available on subscription.

[C] (also subscription ticket) a season ticket for cultural events: »

a subscription concert


Theatregoers who bought subscriptions did not receive refunds when the playhouse closed.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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