social welfare

noun
Updated on: 27 Nov 2017

Definition of social welfare

: organized public or private social services for the assistance of disadvantaged groups; specifically : social work

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First Known Use of social welfare

1912


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social welfare

noun social wel·fare \ -ˈwel-ˌfa(ə)r, -ˌfe(ə)r \

medical Definition of social welfare

: organized public or private social services for the assistance of disadvantaged groups; specifically : social work

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