Speenhamland system

noun

Speen·​ham·​land system
(ˈ)spēn¦hamlənd-
: a system of supplementing rural wage payments from local taxes first used in England in the latter part of the 18th century

Word History

Etymology

from Speenhamland, England, where it was first used

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“Speenhamland system.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Speenhamland%20system. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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