Speenhamland system

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

Definition of Speenhamland system

: 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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History and Etymology for Speenhamland system

from Speenhamland, England, where it was first used

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“Speenhamland system.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Speenhamland%20system. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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