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national assistance

(in Britain) formerly a weekly allowance paid to certain people by the state to bring their incomes up to minimum levels established by law Now replaced by income support
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  • There is no doubt that rural communities will respond to national assistance and greatly benefit by it.

    A Stake in the Land Peter Alexander Speek
  • For long we had no national assistance in our purely commercial seafaring.

    Merchantmen-at-Arms David W. Bone

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