force account

noun

1
: the part of the expense account of a public body (as a municipality) resulting from the employment of a labor force (as for garbage collection and the maintenance of streets) usually distinguished from the part resulting from contracting similar services with commercial agencies
disadvantages of the force-account method of handling municipal maintenance
2
: a labor force maintained under force account
every public-works department requires a considerable force account

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“Force account.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/force%20account. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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