Definition of social service in English:

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social service


(social services)
1Government services provided for the benefit of the community, such as education, medical care, and housing: [as modifier]: a social services department
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  • The county council runs major services like education and social services.
  • The government is demanding record spending on education and social services.
  • Council departments, including social services and housing, are also kept up to speed.
1.1 [mass noun] Activity aiming to promote the welfare of others: private money is significant for some areas of voluntary social service
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  • As a state-owned company, Pelni must fulfill two purposes: social service and business service.
  • That will generate a spirit of social service in their minds.
  • Our reforming party had a proud record of social service and we boasted about it.
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