organized welfare efforts carried on under professional auspices by trained personnel.
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Origin of social service
First recorded in 1850–55
OTHER WORDS FROM social serviceso·cial-serv·ice, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for social services
welfare activities organized by the state or a local authority and carried out by trained personnel
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