Definition of social service in English:

social service

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(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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