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Meaning of grant-in-aid

grant-in-aid

Pronunciation: (grant'in-ād', gränt'-), [key]
— pl. grants-in-aid.
  1. a subsidy furnished by a central government to a local one to help finance a public project, as the construction of a highway or school.
  2. a financial subsidy given to an individual or institution for research, educational, or cultural purposes.
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