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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How to use social services in a sentence

  • Deficit spending—and always the vital social services for which the government has to spend money.

    Space Viking | Henry Beam Piper
  • The evils attendant upon subsidizing any form of sectarian institution, whatever its social services, are too great to be ignored.

    Exempting the Churches | James F. Morton. Jr.
  • The armengol women, marriages, and public festivals start it out again, and on its way back it performs many social services.

    Folkways | William Graham Sumner
  • The wire to the Opera is a still more curious example of the social services the new power is destined to perform.

  • But in many ways fortunes appear to grow without social services, and sometimes with social harm.

    The Principles of Economics | Frank A. Fetter