: consisting of something (such as goods or commodities) other than money
in-kind relief for the poor

Examples of in-kind in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The other $200 million is from the Defense Department and includes in-kind support for the operations. Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, 10 May 2024 There is a stipulation that says in-kind options can be negotiated, but what that means has also been kept quiet. Laylan Connelly, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 May 2024 Prosecutors contend the payment represented an unlawful campaign violation, as an in-kind contribution to influence the election. Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, 7 May 2024 Individuals and businesses also contacted the fund offering in-kind services. Emily Davies, Washington Post, 30 Mar. 2024 Johnson said the Democratic Party of Wisconsin has helped out with in-kind donations. Alec Johnson, Journal Sentinel, 22 Mar. 2024 Supporters: Meindl’s campaign is primarily funded by monetary donations and some in-kind donations from Wauwatosa residents and himself, according to campaign finance reports through January. Bridget Fogarty, Journal Sentinel, 15 Mar. 2024 Sidman also made $1,303 in in-kind donations to herself, according to her report. Mary Ramsey, Charlotte Observer, 1 Mar. 2024 The company helps combat food waste but also tackles food deserts and health disparities with its nutrition classes and in-kind support to communities. Monica Sanders, Forbes, 24 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of in-kind was in 1973

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Cite this Entry

“In-kind.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in-kind. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

Legal Definition


: made in a form other than money
an in-kind contribution to a political campaign
: made without conversion (as of assets) into money
an in-kind distribution of assets
: made in a form or amount equivalent to another
an in-kind payment to substitute for meals
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