poor relief

poor relief
Support provided the poor and destitute by a public body, better known in the present as welfare. See welfare; welfare laws.

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  • Relief of the Poor Act 1782 — The Relief of the Poor Act 1782 (also known as Gilbert s Act) [ [http://users.ox.ac.uk/ peter/workhouse/poorlaws/1782intro.shtml 1782 Poor Relief Act (full text) ] ] was a British poor relief Act proposed by Thomas Gilbert which aimed to organise …   Wikipedia

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