public assistance

public assistance
Synonyms and related words:
ADC, Medicaid, Medicare, aid, alimony, allotment, allowance, annuity, assistance, bounty, cradle-to-grave security, depletion allowance, dole, fellowship, financial assistance, grant, grant-in-aid, guaranteed annual income, guaranteed income, health insurance, help, old-age assistance, old-age insurance, pecuniary aid, pension, price support, public welfare, relief, retirement benefits, scholarship, sickness insurance, social insurance, social security, social welfare, socialized medicine, state medicine, stipend, subsidization, subsidy, subvention, support, tax benefit, unemployment compensation, unemployment insurance, welfare, welfare aid, welfare capitalism, welfare payments, welfare state, welfare statism, welfarism, womb-to-tomb security

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  • public assistance — public assistance, adj. government aid to the poor, disabled, or aged or to dependent children, as financial assistance or food stamps. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • public assistance — n. financial aid given by the government to persons who are poor, unemployed, etc …   English World dictionary

  • public assistance — noun governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need she lives on welfare • Syn: ↑social welfare, ↑welfare • Hypernyms: ↑aid, ↑economic aid, ↑financial aid • …   Useful english dictionary

  • Public Assistance —    Religious institutions provided the bulk of assistance for the needy in early Brussels in distributing bread and, much less frequently, small sums of money. A number of foundations were established, notably the foundation of Saint Eloy, by… …   Historical Dictionary of Brussels

  • public assistance — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Assistance, especially money, food, and other necessities, given to the needy or dispossessed: aid, dole, handout, relief, welfare. See HELP …   English dictionary for students

  • public assistance —    money paid regularly by the state to the needy    Not just helping an old lady to cross the road.    See also assistance …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • public assistance — noun Date: 1884 government aid to needy, aged, or disabled persons and to dependent children …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • public assistance — pub′lic assis′tance n. gov government aid to the poor, disabled, blind, or aged, or to dependent children • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • public — public, ique [ pyblik ] adj. et n. m. • 1239; lat. publicus I ♦ Adj. 1 ♦ Qui concerne le peuple pris dans son ensemble; qui appartient à la collectivité sociale, politique et en émane; qui appartient à l État ou à une personne administrative. La… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Public Housing —    Low income housing assistance was first provided by private charities. Groups such as the Société anonyme des habitations ouvrières and the Société anonyme de l Immobilière bruxelloise were extended credit by the city s public assistance… …   Historical Dictionary of Brussels

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