Meaning of means test

means' test"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. an investigation into the financial position of a person applying for aid from public funds.

means-test

Pronunciation: (mēnz'test"), [key]
—v.i.
  1. to perform a means test: fair and responsible means-testing.
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