welfare state noun definition in Helping others topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

welfare state

 noun: Helping others topic
1 (also the Welfare State) [usually singular] a system by which the government provides a range of free services to people who need them, for example medical care, money for people without work, care for old people, etc.2 [countable] a country that has such a system

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