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family allowance

Line breaks: fam¦ily al¦low|ance

Definition of family allowance in English:

noun

British
Former term for child benefit.
Example sentences
  • He wished to see equal amounts of funds directed toward the disadvantaged in the form of family allowances and old-age pensions.
  • Demand for education increased dramatically between 1950 and 1975 as real wages rose, supported by family allowances and social security, the economy boomed, and families sought a better future for their children.
  • Truancy continues to be a widespread problem across many indigenous communities, and Noel Pearson has suggested parents who don't send their children to school should lose their family allowances.

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