plural grants-in-aid ˌgran(t)s-ᵊn-ˈād How to pronounce grant-in-aid (audio)
: a grant or subsidy for public funds paid by a central to a local government in aid of a public undertaking
: a grant or subsidy to a school or individual for an educational or artistic project

Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of grant-in-aid was in 1851

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“Grant-in-aid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Apr. 2023.

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