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living wage

noun
1.
a wage on which it is possible for a wage earner or an individual and his or her family to live at least according to minimum customary standards.
Origin of living wage
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90
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living wage

noun
1.
a wage adequate to permit a wage earner to live and support a family in reasonable comfort
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