Sub*vene" (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Subvened (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Subvening.] [Pref. sub- + L. venire to come. See Subvention.]

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. Bp. Warburton.


© Webster 1913.

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