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English definition of “welfare”

welfare

noun [U] (HEALTH AND HAPPINESS)    /ˈwel.feər/ US  /-fer/
B2 physical and mental health and happiness , especially of a person : The police are very concerned for the welfare of the missing child . These organizations have fought very hard for the rights and welfare of immigrants . animal welfareHealth in general
(Definition of welfare noun (HEALTH AND HAPPINESS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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