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social service

noun
1.
organized welfare efforts carried on under professional auspices by trained personnel.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55
Related forms
social-service, adjective
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Examples for social service
  • Oh, they didn't want to at first, in spite of my social service credentials.
  • In helping produce antivenin, the co-op also provides a valuable social service.
  • We see it as a social service, rather than an economic necessity.
  • So is health care and so is our social service system.
  • Opportunities are expected to be good in private social service agencies.
  • Ride services through state programs and social service agencies offer some help.

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