casework

noun

case·​work ˈkās-ˌwərk How to pronounce casework (audio)
: social work involving direct consideration of the problems, needs, and adjustments of the individual case (such as a person or family)
caseworker noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Democratic offices were instructed on Thursday not to accept new casework from constituents, only to have that guidance updated and reversed later in the day. Benjamin Siegel, ABC News, 6 Jan. 2023 House Republicans have begun complaining about the real-world effects of the impasse, such as losing access to national security intelligence and being unable to help their constituents with casework. Los Angeles Times, 5 Jan. 2023 If Hernandez had been overseen not just by a parole officer, but by someone outside the criminal justice system who knows how to do casework and supervision, the right help could’ve been provided, Butler said. Dallas News, 2 Nov. 2022 Walnut casework and accents built and installed by S.G. Martin Woodworks add warmth and visual interest against white walls. oregonlive, 29 Sep. 2022 Cover the back of the casework with colorful wallpaper or contrasting paint color, and paint or upholster the screen. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 11 Oct. 2022 The Humanitarian Emergency Response and Relief Centers will offer aid to individual and family asylum seekers by providing them food, medical care, shelter and casework services, Adams said in a press release. Teddy Grant, ABC News, 22 Sep. 2022 Walnut casework spruces up the area and adds bountiful space to stash bath linens. Mary Cornetta, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Aug. 2022 The casework is precision-machined from a solid block of aircraft-grade aluminum, including the Integra legs. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 4 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of casework was in 1892

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Cite this Entry

“Casework.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/casework. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

casework

noun
case·​work ˈkā-ˌswərk How to pronounce casework (audio)
: social work involving close study of the problems and needs of a person or family
caseworker noun

Medical Definition

casework

noun
case·​work ˈkā-ˌswərk How to pronounce casework (audio)
: social work involving direct consideration of the problems, needs, and adjustments of the individual case (as a person or family in need of financial or psychiatric aid)
caseworker noun

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