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social service

noun

Definition of social service

  1. :  an activity designed to promote social well-being; specifically :  organized philanthropic assistance (as of the disabled or disadvantaged)



1851

First Known Use of social service

1851

Rhymes with social service

civil service, divine service, fee-for-service, foreign service, interservice, point-of-service, public service, secret service, silent service


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