social service


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. social secretary,
  2. social security,
  3. social security act,
  4. social security administration,
  5. social security system,
  6. social services,
  7. social settlement,
  8. social sharing,
  9. social statics,
  10. social stratification

Origin of social service

First recorded in 1850–55

Related formsso·cial-serv·ice, adjective

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