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ways and means

noun plural

Simple Definition of ways and means

  • : the methods and tools used for doing something

  • Ways and Means : a committee in the U.S. House of Representatives that is in charge of taxes, trade issues, government debt, etc.

Full Definition of ways and means

  1. 1 :  methods and resources for accomplishing something and especially for defraying expenses

  2. 2 often capitalized W&M a :  methods and resources for raising the necessary revenues for the expenses of a nation or state b :  a legislative committee concerned with this function

15th Century

First Known Use of ways and means

15th century


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