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social insurance

noun
1.
any of various forms of insurance in which a government is an insurer, especially such insurance that provides assistance to disabled or unemployed workers and to aged persons.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
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social insurance

noun
1.
government insurance providing coverage for the unemployed, the injured, the old, etc: usually financed by contributions from employers and employees, as well as general government revenue See also social security, national insurance, social assistance
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