Subvene

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Subvene To come under, as a support or stay; to happen. "A future state must needs subvene to prevent the whole edifice from falling into ruin."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • subvene To come under, as a support or stay; arrive or happen, especially so as to prevent or obviate something.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Subvene sub-vēn′ to occur so as to effect a result
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. sub-, + L. venire, to come. See Subvention
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. sub, under, venīre, ventum, to come.

Usage

In literature:

Tum Caius Rufius, Circumvenior, inquit, judices, nisi subvenitis.
"A Dialogue Concerning Oratory, Or The Causes Of Corrupt Eloquence" by Cornelius Tacitus
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In science:

For example: Can the perdurantist appeal to: (i) a special (non-Humean) relation of immanent causation between temporal parts that subvenes (or even yields an analysis of ) persistence (Armstrong 1980, 1997, pp.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
That is: there are two problems about appealing to causation to subvene, or even yield an analysis of, persistence.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
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