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social securitynoun [U]

uk   us  
UK a system of payments made by the government to people who are ill, poor, or who have no job: He's on social security.Social Security US a system of payments made by the government to old people, people whose husbands or wives have died, and people who are unable to work because they are ill
Translations of “social security”
in Chinese (Traditional) 社會保險金制度…
in Russian социальное обеспечение…
in Turkish sosyal güvenlik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 社会保障金制度…
in Polish zasiłek, renta, ubezpieczenia społeczne…
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