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

Word History

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

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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 8 Dec. 2022.

Legal Definition

in-kind

adjective
1
a
: made in a form other than money
an in-kind contribution to a political campaign
b
: made without conversion (as of assets) into money
an in-kind distribution of assets
2
: made in a form or amount equivalent to another
an in-kind payment to substitute for meals
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