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family allowance

(in Britain) a former name for child benefit
(capitals) (Canadian) a regular government payment to the parents of children up to a certain age Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) child benefit
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  • Every member of the family has his own friends and interests and usually his own share of the family allowance.

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