subsistence allowance

subsistence allowance
noun

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1. money given in advance to a new soldier, employee, etc., to buy food, clothing, and pay for other necessities while awaiting a first pay.
2. money paid a worker in addition to salary to cover expenses that may be incurred in the performance of the job.
3. money paid to members of the armed forces in lieu of meals; an allowance for food.

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subsistence allowance see ↑subsistence money below.
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Main Entry:subsist
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subsistence money or subsistence allowance noun
1. A portion of wages paid in advance for immediate needs, colloquially known as a sub
2. A special allowance for exceptional circumstances
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Main Entry:subsist

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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