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the dolenoun [S]

uk   us   UK informal ( US welfare) ECONOMICS
the ​money that ​unemployedpeople receive from the ​government: Workers, in their countless thousands, were facing the ​dole.
on the dole unemployed and receiving ​money from the ​government: He ​spent eighteen months on the ​dole.
dole dole ​cheats
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