social security
noun Date: 1908 1. the principle or practice or a program of public provision (as through social insurance or assistance) for the economic security and social welfare of the individual and his or her family; especially capitalized both Ss a United States government program established in 1935 to include old-age and survivors insurance, contributions to state unemployment insurance, and old-age assistance 2. money paid out through a social security program <
began collecting social security
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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