Definition of grant-in-aid in English:

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noun (plural grants-in-aid)

An amount of money given to local government, an institution, or a particular scholar: funding was provided by a Fulbright grant-in-aid [mass noun]: we receive grant-in-aid from the Scottish Office
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  • It proposed distributing block grants to state agencies rather than grants-in-aid to local authorities.
  • This expansion of governmental activity in the 1930s as a response to the depressed economy intertwined various levels of government through the strategy of federal administrators providing grants-in-aid to the states.
  • On aided institutions, the Bench made it clear that ‘a minority institution does not cease to be so the moment grant-in-aid is received.’

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