Definitions for social welfare

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

so′cial wel′fare(n.)

  1. social services provided by a government for its citizens.

    Category: Sociology

Origin of social welfare:

1915–20

Princeton's WordNet

  1. social welfare, welfare, public assistance(noun)

    governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need

    "she lives on welfare"

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Social Welfare

    Organized institutions which provide services to ameliorate conditions of need or social pathology in the community.

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