grant-in-aid

noun
\ ˌgrant-ᵊn-ˈād How to pronounce grant-in-aid (audio) \
plural grants-in-aid\ ˌgran(t)s-​ᵊn-​ˈād How to pronounce grants-in-aid (audio) \

Definition of grant-in-aid

1 : a grant or subsidy for public funds paid by a central to a local government in aid of a public undertaking
2 : a grant or subsidy to a school or individual for an educational or artistic project

First Known Use of grant-in-aid

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Grant-in-aid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grant-in-aid. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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