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(social welfare, Brit)

the local-authority practice of placing a client in a foster family or voluntary establishment and paying for it
(as modifier): boarding-out allowances

Historical Examples

Chambers’s Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and Art, No. 702 Various
Familiar Letters of John Adams and His Wife Abigail Adams During the Revolution John Adams
Miss Billy Eleanor H. Porter
Prince Fortunatus William Black
The Graysons Edward Eggleston
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6 Various


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