overseer of the poor

Definition of overseer of the poor

: a person who is appointed or elected to take care of or to assist the poor with money, supplies, or services furnished by public authority and whose duties are prescribed by local statutes

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“Overseer of the poor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overseer%20of%20the%20poor. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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