Speenhamland system

noun Speen·ham·land system \(ˈ)spēn¦hamlənd-\

Definition of Speenhamland system

  1. :  a system of supplementing rural wage payments from local taxes first used in England in the latter part of the 18th century

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Origin and Etymology of speenhamland system

from Speenhamland, England, where it was first used

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