- the maintenance of the price of a commodity, product, etc., especially by means of a public subsidy or government purchase of surpluses.
Origin of price support
First recorded in 1945–50
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Examples from the Web for price support
This price-support legislation will expire at the end of 1954.
- government maintenance of specified price levels at a minimum above market equilibrium by subsidy or by purchase of the market surplus at the guaranteed levels
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