set-aside

noun
\ ˈset-ə-ˌsīd How to pronounce set-aside (audio) \

Definition of set-aside

1 : something (such as a portion of receipts or production) that is set aside for a specified purpose
2 : a program requiring a percentage of opportunities (as for jobs or funding) to be reserved for an underrepresented group

First Known Use of set-aside

1943, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of set-aside was in 1943

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“Set-aside.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/set-aside. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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set aside

transitive verb

Legal Definition of set aside

1 : to disagree with and overturn (a decision or act of a lower tribunal) upon review : overrule, vacate set aside the decree
2 : to deprive of legal effect or force : annul, void may set aside the contract

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