out-relief

[ out-ri-leef ]
/ ˈaʊt rɪˌlif /
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noun British.

public relief administered to people residing in a poorhouse or similar institution.

Origin of out-relief

First recorded in 1890–95
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out-relief

noun

English history money given to poor people not living in a workhouseAlso called: outdoor relief

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