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casework1

[keys-wurk] /ˈkeɪsˌwɜrk/
noun
1.
the work of investigation, advice, supervision, etc., by social workers or the like, in cases handled by them.
2.
Sociology. a close study of psychological and sociological factors in the history of an individual or family in unfavorable circumstances, with a view to improving personal and family conditions.
Also, case work.
Origin
case1 + work
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casework

/ˈkeɪsˌwɜːk/
noun
1.
social work based on close study of the personal histories and circumstances of individuals and families
Derived Forms
caseworker, noun
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Word Origin and History for case-work
n.

1896, from case (n.1) in the clinical sense work (n.). Related: Case-worker (1909).

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