means test

noun \ ˈmēnz- \

Definition of means test

: an examination into the financial state of a person to determine eligibility for public assistance

means-tested

play \-ˌtes-təd\ adjective

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First Known Use of means test

1930



MEANS TEST Defined for English Language Learners

means test

noun

Definition of means test for English Language Learners

  • : a process done to find out the amount of money a person has in order to see if that person qualifies for government assistance


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