welfare family

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of welfare family

: a family that receives government assistance

Word by Word Definitions

welfare play
  1. : the state of doing well especially in respect to good fortune, happiness, well-being, or prosperity

  2. : aid in the form of money or necessities for those in need

  3. : an agency or program through which such aid is distributed

  1. : of, relating to, or concerned with welfare and especially with improvement of the welfare of disadvantaged social groups

  2. : receiving public welfare benefits

family play
  1. : the basic unit in society traditionally consisting of two parents rearing their children

  2. : spouse and children

  3. : a group of individuals living under one roof and usually under one head : household

  1. : of or relating to a family (see 1family)

  2. : designed or suitable for both children and adults


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