corporate welfare


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corporate welfare

n.
Financial aid, such as a subsidy or tax break, provided by a government to corporations or other businesses, especially when viewed as wasteful or unjust: "critics who say that letting big companies raise private stock on public land amounts to corporate welfare" (Frank Clifford).
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cor′porate wel′fare


n.
financial assistance, as tax breaks or subsidies, given by the government esp. to large companies.
[1990–95, Amer.]
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