social insurance

noun

Definition of social insurance

: protection of the individual against economic hazards (such as unemployment, old age, or disability) in which the government participates or enforces the participation of employers and affected individuals

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First Known Use of social insurance

1890


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social insurance

noun

legal Definition of social insurance

: insurance of the individual against certain hazards (as unemployment, old age, and disability) that is undertaken, facilitated, or enforced by government

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