(in Britain) formerly a weekly allowance paid to certain people by the state to bring their incomes up to minimum levels established by law Now replaced by income support
noun 1. a bank chartered by the U.S. government and formerly authorized to issue notes that served as money. 2. a bank owned and administered by the government, as in some European countries. noun 1. (in the US) a commercial bank incorporated under a Federal charter and legally required to be a member of the […]
noun 1. any of several awards given annually, 1949–79, to an author whose book was judged the best in its category: administered by the Association of American Publishers. Abbreviation: NBA, N.B.A.
noun, U.S. Government. 1. the federal agency that establishes the standards for units used in measuring the physical properties of substances. Abbreviation: NBS, N.B.S. noun 1. (in the US) an organization, founded in 1901, whose function is to establish and maintain standards for units of measurements Compare British Standards Institution
noun 1. a cemetery, maintained by the U.S. government, for persons who have served honorably in the armed forces.