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state aid

  1. financial support extended by a state government to a local institution serving the public, as a school or library.
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Origin of state aid

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for state aid

Historical Examples

  • They believed that on its success depended the future of State-aid for the unemployed.

    From Workhouse to Westminster

    George Haw

  • Neither charity nor the present limited State-aid touch the larger question.

  • The need for a representative system in the organs of the different forms of state-aid to labour is quite another matter.

    The Theory and Policy of Labour Protection

    Albert Eberhard Friedrich Schffle

  • Let us also remember that it represents the application of State-aid to economic development.