placing-out

noun

: a system of caring for dependent children by placing them in private families instead of putting them in institutions (as orphanages)

Word History

Etymology

placing (from gerund of place entry 2) + out

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“Placing-out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/placing-out. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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