social welfare


social welfare
noun
governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need (Freq. 2)
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she lives on welfare

Syn: ↑welfare, ↑public assistance
Hypernyms: ↑aid, ↑economic aid, ↑financial aid
Hyponyms: ↑social insurance, ↑relief, ↑dole, ↑pogy, ↑pogey

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

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social services provided by a government for its citizens.
[1915-20]

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social welfare,
= social work. (Cf.social work)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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