corporate welfare

Definition of corporate welfare

chiefly US

  1. :  money or aid given by the government to help a large company

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  formed into an association and endowed by law with the rights and liabilities of an individual :  incorporated

    :  of or relating to a corporation

    :  of, relating to, or being the large corporations of a country or region considered as a unit

  1. :  the state of doing well especially in respect to good fortune, happiness, well-being, or prosperity

    :  aid in the form of money or necessities for those in need

    :  an agency or program through which such aid is distributed

  1. :  of, relating to, or concerned with welfare and especially with improvement of the welfare of disadvantaged social groups

    :  receiving public welfare benefits

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