Definition of social security in English:

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social security

Pronunciation: /ˌsōSHəl səˈkyo͝orədē/


1Any government system that provides monetary assistance to people with an inadequate or no income.
Example sentences
  • He talked about simplifying tax and social security to benefit those who have the least.
  • Maxine Carr was spared jail today after admitting she lied to get jobs and claim social security benefits.
  • In addition to a claim for damages, an injured employee may also have a claim for various social security benefits.
1.1 (Social Security) (In the US) a federal insurance program that provides benefits to retired people and those who are unemployed or disabled.
Example sentences
  • Let me be very clear in reference to any proposal to cut Social Security payments or benefits.
  • One way out of the fiscal trap is to slow the rate of growth of Social Security benefits.
  • The future of the federally funded Social Security pension system is itself in doubt.

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Syllabification: so·cial se·cu·ri·ty

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