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Definition of "welfare" []

  • Health, happiness, and good fortune; well-being. (noun)
  • Prosperity. (noun)
  • Welfare work. (noun)
  • Financial or other aid provided, especially by the government, to people in need. (noun)
  • Corporate welfare. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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