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welfare

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈwelfeər/
COMFORT B2 Someone's welfare is their health and happiness: He is concerned about the welfare of young men in prison.Fit and healthy
MONEY US (UK social security) money paid by a government to people who are poor, sick, or who do not have jobs: to be on welfare (= getting welfare) Social security and state benefitsUnemployment
(Definition of welfare from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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