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welfare noun

1 good health and happiness

ADJ. animal, child, community, employee, family, personal, student people concerned about child welfare

VERB + WELFARE improve, promote The government's policies will promote the welfare of all citizens.

2 money, etc. from the government

ADJ. state

WELFARE + NOUN state the provision of services such as health through the welfare state | agency, authorities, department, programme, provision, services, system | officer, worker | clinic, facilities | benefits, payments lone parents living on welfare benefits | budget, costs, spending | cuts | fraud, scrounger The new government promised to clamp down on welfare scroungers.

PREP. on ~ the number of families on welfare