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social service

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noun
  1. organized welfare efforts carried on under professional auspices by trained personnel.

Origin of social service

First recorded in 1850–55
Related formsso·cial-serv·ice, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for social services

social services

pl n
  1. welfare activities organized by the state or a local authority and carried out by trained personnel
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