public relief administered to people residing in a poorhouse or similar institution.
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How to use out-relief in a sentence
I will write to the Guardians to ask if they will allow you out-relief, but I fear they will say you are too destitute!'Workhouse Characters | Margaret Wynne Nevinson
The Guardians wouldn't give me the little bit of out-relief I asked for—four shillings would have done us nicely.Workhouse Characters | Margaret Wynne Nevinson
When the Board are disposing of the out-relief cases, it is by this knowledge the Board are guided.
There is also an art of bringing out relief by an accompaniment, like the two images of the stereoscope.Practical Essays | Alexander Bain
Failing that, out-relief has a tendency to perpetuate sweating.From Workhouse to Westminster | George Haw
British Dictionary definitions for out-relief
English history money given to poor people not living in a workhouse: Also called: outdoor relief
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