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public assistance

[ puhb-likuh-sis-tuhns ]
/ ˈpʌb lɪk əˈsɪs təns /
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noun
government aid to poor, disabled, or aged people or to dependent children, as financial assistance or food stamps.
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Origin of public assistance

First recorded in 1900–05

OTHER WORDS FROM public assistance

pub·lic-as·sis·tance, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for public assistance

public assistance

noun
US payment given to individuals by government agencies on the basis of need
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