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social security

noun
1.
(usually initial capital letters) a program of old-age, unemployment, health, disability, and survivors insurance maintained by the U.S. federal government through compulsory payments by specific employer and employee groups.
2.
the theory or practice of providing economic security and social welfare for the individual through government programs maintained by moneys from public taxation.

Origin:
1930–35

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social security
 
n
1.  public provision for the economic, and sometimes social, welfare of the aged, unemployed, etc, esp through pensions and other monetary assistance
2.  (often capitals) a government programme designed to provide such assistance

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