casework

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or case work

[ keys-wurk ]
/ ˈkeɪsˌwɜrk /
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noun

the work of investigation, advice, supervision, etc., by social workers or the like, in cases handled by them.
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.

Nearby words

  1. caseous necrosis,
  2. caseous osteitis,
  3. caseous rhinitis,
  4. casern,
  5. caserta,
  6. caseworker,
  7. caseworm,
  8. casey,
  9. cash,
  10. cash account

Origin of casework

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British Dictionary definitions for case-work

casework

/ (ˈkeɪsˌwɜːk) /

noun

social work based on close study of the personal histories and circumstances of individuals and families
Derived Formscaseworker, noun

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Word Origin and History for case-work

case-work

n.

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

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