share ware

shareware

[shair-wair]
noun Computers.
software distributed without initial charge but for which the user is encouraged to pay a nominal fee to cover support for continued use.

Origin:
share1 + -ware

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shareware (ˈʃɛəˌwɛə)
 
n
computing software available to all users without the need for a licence and for which a token fee is requested

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