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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need. Also: A contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous.

Usage examples (37)
  • The object of government is the welfare of the people.
  • I assume the term welfare will soon be outlawed as we push political correctness off the edge of the American cliff.
  • In case you don't realize, the term welfare means a state of well-being for all of us, not just the Limbaughs or the Bushs or even the Obamas.
  • When money is given to the poor, republicans call it welfare and they b! tch about it. for more
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