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

Full Definition of WELFARE STATE

:  a social system based on the assumption by a political state of primary responsibility for the individual and social welfare of its citizens
:  a nation or state characterized by the operation of the welfare state system


  1. supporters of the welfare state

First Known Use of WELFARE STATE



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