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state aid

financial support extended by a state government to a local institution serving the public, as a school or library.
Origin of state aid
An Americanism dating back to 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It shows that state aid for education was sought in those early days.

    Priestley in America Edgar F. Smith
  • In some of the schools, as in Maryland and Pennsylvania, there is state aid to a small extent.

    The Deaf Harry Best
  • state aid was often given these in the form of supplies of arms.

  • state aid to non-vested schools was withdrawn as from 31st December, 1880.

    Our First Half-Century Government of Queensland
  • And so what is known as the "state aid" plan has become popular.

    The Future of Road-making in America Archer Butler Hulbert
  • China: state aid to steamship companies; subsidies to ship-yards.

    Manual of Ship Subsidies

    Edwin M. Bacon
  • state aid has not been sought; that would indeed be weary work.

  • There might be a pension for paralytics, and state aid for those who suffered in person or estate from tempest or wild beasts.

    The Common Law Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  • The extension in many states of "state aid to mothers" to cover deserted wives is an indication of this changed view.

    Broken Homes Joanna C. Colcord

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