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means test

noun \ˈmēnz-\

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

Full Definition of MEANS TEST

:  an examination into the financial state of a person to determine eligibility for public assistance
means–test·ed \-ˌtes-təd\ adjective

First Known Use of MEANS TEST

1930

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