Nounsocial security (uncountable)
- A system whereby the state either through general or specific taxation provides various benefits to those unable to provide for themselves.
- Those benefits paid under such a system.
ADC, Medicaid, Medicare, accident insurance, actuary, annuity, assurance, aviation insurance, bail bond, bond, business life insurance, casualty insurance, certificate of insurance, court bond, cradle-to-grave security, credit insurance, credit life insurance, deductible, endowment insurance, family maintenance policy, fidelity bond, fidelity insurance, flood insurance, fraternal insurance, government insurance, guaranteed annual income, guaranteed income, health insurance, industrial life insurance, insurance, insurance agent, insurance broker, insurance company, insurance man, insurance policy, interinsurance, liability insurance, license bond, limited payment insurance, major medical insurance, malpractice insurance, marine insurance, mutual company, ocean marine insurance, old-age assistance, permit bond, policy, public assistance, relief, robbery insurance, sickness insurance, social insurance, social welfare, socialized medicine, state medicine, stock company, term insurance, theft insurance, underwriter, unemployment compensation, unemployment insurance, welfare, welfare capitalism, welfare payments, welfare state, welfare statism, welfarism, womb-to-tomb security
- Oxford English Dictionary, 1884-1928, and First Supplement, 1933