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welfare statenoun [C]

us   /ˈwel·feər ˌsteɪt/
a political system in which the government pays for health care and other social benefits for its citizens, or a nation that operates under this system
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welfare statenoun [S]

uk   us   GOVERNMENT, TAX
a system by which a government provides social services such as health care, money, etc. to people who need them: The ANC established Africa's largest welfare state through the provision of old-age pensions.
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