from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A noncompensatory government payment to individuals, as for welfare or social security benefits.
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- n. A redistribution of income in the market system initiated by a government, such as welfare, social security, etc.
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- n. a public expenditure (as for unemployment compensation or veteran's benefits) that is not for goods and services
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