social welfare


noun

social services provided by a government for its citizens.

Nearby words

  1. social studies,
  2. social tagging,
  3. social unit,
  4. social war,
  5. social wasp,
  6. social work,
  7. social worker,
  8. social-minded,
  9. socialisation,
  10. socialise

Origin of social welfare

First recorded in 1915–20

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British Dictionary definitions for social welfare

social welfare

noun

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