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family support

noun
1.
(NZ) a means-tested allowance for families in need
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  • Then her time for work and contribution to the family support had come.

  • At one time the law which made the husband the head of the home guaranteed to the family support by the husband.

    What eight million women want Rheta Childe Dorr
  • Her income was only sufficient for the family support, and she needed the lodging money for trifling luxuries.

    The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • One half of earnings of debtor for thirty days next previous to levy necessary to family support are exempt.

  • Orion, by this time seventeen and a very good journeyman printer, obtained a place in St. Louis to aid in the family support.

  • If father ever earned any money but little of it was contributed to the family support.

    The Alchemist's Secret Isabel Cecilia Williams
  • This was what came of Marys placid morning, and the dear union of family support and love into which she thought she had come.

    Madonna Mary Mrs. Oliphant

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