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.

Nearby words

  1. out-of-sync,
  2. out-of-the-way,
  3. out-of-town,
  4. out-of-towner,
  5. out-process,
  6. out-take,
  7. out-there,
  8. out-thrust,
  9. out-tray,
  10. outact

Origin of out-relief

First recorded in 1890–95

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British Dictionary definitions for out-relief

out-relief

noun

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