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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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