public assistance

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Origin of public assistance

First recorded in 1900–05
Related formspub·lic-as·sis·tance, adjective
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Related Words for public assistance

relief, welfare

British Dictionary definitions for public assistance

public assistance

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