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

Examples of grant-in-aid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ending federal subsidies and grants-in-aid alone would solve many of today’s fiscal problems. Clyde Wayne Crews Jr., Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024 The decision to provide the stimulus as grant-in-aid, rather than as a loan, co-investment or rebate scheme was also strategic. Patrick Frater, Variety, 17 Feb. 2024 O’Neil’s news was followed quickly by several announcements of college transfers, who signed grant-in-aid documents rather than a national letter intent. Kirk Kenney, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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“Grant-in-aid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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