from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fund financed by private contributions for aiding various charitable organizations and welfare agencies.
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- n. A fund financed privately, for helping various local welfare agencies or charitable organisations.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a charity supported by individual subscriptions; defrays the demands on a community for social welfare
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