the dole

Definition of the dole

  1. :  money that a government (especially the British government) gives to people who do not have jobs or who are very poor The government is changing the rules for receiving the dole.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  one's allotted share, portion, or destiny

    :  a giving or distribution of food, money, or clothing to the needy

    :  a grant of government funds to the unemployed

  1. :  grief, sorrow

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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