Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


money given in advance to a new soldier, employee, etc., to buy food, clothing, and pay for other necessities while awaiting a first pay.
money paid a worker in addition to salary to cover expenses that may be incurred in the performance of the job.
money paid to members of the armed forces in lieu of meals; an allowance for food.
subsistence allowance
noun (mainly Brit)
an advance paid to an employee before his pay begins
a payment to an employee to reimburse expenses, as while on assignments


Read Also:

  • Subsistence-farming

    or subsistence agriculture noun 1. farming whose products are intended to provide for the basic needs of the farmer, with little surplus for marketing. 2. farming that brings little or no profit to the farmer, allowing only for a marginal livelihood. subsistence farming noun 1. a type of farming in which most of the produce […]

  • Subsistence wage

    noun 1. the lowest wage upon which a worker and his family can survive

  • Subsistent

    adjective 1. subsisting, existing, or continuing in existence. 2. inherent: subsistent qualities of character. noun 3. Philosophy. something that exists necessarily as opposed to contingent existence in space and time.

  • Subsisting

    verb (used without object) 1. to exist; continue in existence. 2. to remain alive; live, as on food, resources, etc. 3. to have existence in, or by reason of, something. 4. to reside, lie, or consist (usually followed by in). 5. Philosophy. to have timeless or abstract existence, as a number, relation, etc. to have […]

Disclaimer: Subsistence-allowance definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.