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

Examples of casework in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Weld County District Attorney’s Office will not file charges against a former forensic scientist with the sheriff’s office over anomalies discovered in her DNA casework, officials announced Thursday. Lauren Penington, The Denver Post, 13 June 2024 The organization has multiple offices and over a dozen permanent employees managing casework. Henry Gass, The Christian Science Monitor, 30 Jan. 2024 Interpol was also brought in to help coordinate casework. Ali Winston, WIRED, 13 Mar. 2024 Walnut casework spruces up the area and adds bountiful space to stash bath linens. Mary Cornetta, Better Homes & Gardens, 4 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for casework 

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Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of casework was in 1892

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“Casework.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/casework. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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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