social welfare

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Origin of social welfare

First recorded in 1915–20
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Related Words for social welfare

relief, welfare, casework

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British Dictionary definitions for social welfare

social welfare

noun
  1. the various social services provided by a state for the benefit of its citizens
  2. (capitals) (in New Zealand) a government department concerned with pensions and benefits for the elderly, the sick, etc
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