A subscription is an agreement conveyed with a signature. It's also buying a bunch of issues of a periodical, such as a year's subscription to "The New York Times" newspaper.

See the word script in subscription? That's a clue that this word has to do with writing. Specifically, a subscription is the act of signing something that you agree to, like a petition. You can have a subscription to a belief too. Also, when you order a magazine or newspaper's future issues, you buy a subscription. Subscriptions like this usually last one year: you pay, and the magazine agrees to send you copies until your subscription runs out.

Definitions of subscription
  1. noun
    agreement expressed by (or as if expressed by) signing your name
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    type of:
    the verbal act of agreeing
  2. noun
    a payment for consecutive issues of a newspaper or magazine for a given period of time
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    type of:
    a sum of money paid or a claim discharged
  3. noun
    a pledged contribution
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    type of:
    contribution, donation
    act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity
  4. noun
    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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    execution, execution of instrument
    (law) the completion of a legal instrument (such as a contract or deed) by signing it (and perhaps sealing and delivering it) so that it becomes legally binding and enforceable
    type of:
    the activity of writing by hand
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