family allowance

  1. (in Britain) a former name for child benefit

  2. (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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How to use family allowance in a sentence

  • Every member of the family has his own friends and interests and usually his own share of the family allowance.

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