Speenhamland system


Speen·​ham·​land system
: a system of supplementing rural wage payments from local taxes first used in England in the latter part of the 18th century

Word History


from Speenhamland, England, where it was first used

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Speenhamland system


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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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