[ grant-in-eyd, grahnt- ]
/ ˈgrænt ɪnˈeɪd, ˈgrɑnt- /

noun, plural grants-in-aid.

a subsidy furnished by a central government to a local one to help finance a public project, as the construction of a highway or school.
a financial subsidy given to an individual or institution for research, educational, or cultural purposes.

Nearby words

  1. grant of probate,
  2. grant's gazelle,
  3. grant, cary,
  4. grant, ulysses s.,
  5. grant, ulysses simpson,
  6. grant-maintained,
  7. granta,
  8. granted,
  9. grantee,
  10. granth

Origin of grant-in-aid

First recorded in 1880–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for grants-in-aid

British Dictionary definitions for grants-in-aid


noun plural grants-in-aid

a sum of money granted by one government to a lower level of government or to a dependency for a programme, etc
education a grant provided by the central government or local education authority to ensure consistent standards in buildings and other facilities
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012