set-aside


set-aside
'set-a.side
n [U and C]
1.) BrE an arrangement in the European Union in which a government pays farmers to leave some of their fields empty, in order to avoid producing too much of a crop and to keep the price higher
2.) an arrangement in the US in which a local government helps small businesses to develop by making financial help available to them
In 1976, Connecticut established one of the nation's first set-aside programs.
3.) an amount of money that is kept so that it can be used for a special purpose
= ↑reserve

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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