family allowancenoun [ U ]uk /ˌfæm.əl.i əˈlaʊ.əns/ us /ˌfæm.əl.i əˈlaʊ.əns/ UK
› old-fashioned for child benefit
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(Definition of “family allowance” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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