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welfare state

noun

Simple Definition of welfare state

  • : a social system in which a government is responsible for the economic and social welfare of its citizens and has policies to provide free health care, money for people without jobs, etc.; also : a country that has such a system

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of welfare state

  1. 1 :  a social system based on the assumption by a political state of primary responsibility for the individual and social welfare of its citizens

  2. 2 :  a nation or state characterized by the operation of the welfare state system

Examples of welfare state in a sentence

  1. supporters of the welfare state



1894

First Known Use of welfare state

1894


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