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social work

noun
1.
organized work directed toward the betterment of social conditions in the community, as by seeking to improve the condition of the poor, to promote the welfare of children, etc.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
Related forms
social worker, noun
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  • Each panel consists of three members-usually a lawyer or a judge, a doctor, and a psychologist or a social worker.
  • The social worker was convinced, and this week the lawyers were as well.
  • Hyman is a licensed social worker who began doing money management professionally five years ago.
British Dictionary definitions for social worker

social work

noun
1.
any of various social services designed to alleviate the conditions of the poor and aged and to increase the welfare of children
Derived Forms
social worker, noun
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