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means test

play
noun \ˈmēnz-\

Simple Definition of means test

  • : a process done to find out the amount of money a person has in order to see if that person qualifies for government assistance

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of means test

  1. :  an examination into the financial state of a person to determine eligibility for public assistance

means–tested

play \-ˌtes-təd\ adjective

1930

First Known Use of means test

1930


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