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n. The act of subscribing. That which is subscribed. A signature at the end of an instrument. 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.

 - (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. Submission; obedience.

 - (Pharm.) That part of a prescription which contains the direction to the apothecary.

The terms 'subscription' and 'pledge' are frequently used interchangeably. See, e.g., Jordan v. Mount Sinai Hosp. of Greater Miami, Inc., 276 So. 2d 102 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 1973), aff'd, 290 So. 2d 484 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 1974); Salsbury v. Northwestern Bell Tel. Co., 221 N.W.2d 609 (Iowa 1974); Arrowsmith v. Mercantile-Safe Deposit & Trust Co., 313 Md. 334, 545 A.2d 674 (1988). See generally Annot., Lack of Consideration as Barring Enforcement of Promise to Make Charitable Contribution or Subscription -- Modern Cases, ...

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