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  1. welfare state

    • IPA[ˌwɛlfɛː ˈsteɪt]

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    • n.
      a system whereby the state undertakes to protect the health and well-being of its citizens, especially those in financial or social need, by means of grants, pensions, and other benefits. The foundations for the modern welfare state in the UK were laid by the Beveridge Report of 1942; proposals such as the establishment of a National Health Service and the National Insurance Scheme were implemented by the Labour administration in 1948.;a country that has a welfare state system.
    • noun: welfare state, plural noun: welfare states