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social service

noun
1.
organized welfare efforts carried on under professional auspices by trained personnel.
Origin of social service
1850-1855
1850-55
Related forms
social-service, adjective
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  • I wonder why it is that we are not as enthusiastic in this social-service work as we are in attacking the problem of war.

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  • I remember a meeting of social-service workers in Boston that I was invited to address.

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