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poor relief Line breaks: poor re¦lief

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Definition of poor relief in English:

noun

[mass noun] historical
Financial assistance given to the poor from state or local community funds.

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Pronunciation: fɔːˈtɪsɪməʊ
adverb
(especially as a direction) very loud or loudly