social welfare Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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social welfarenoun [U]

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servicesprovided by the ​government or ​privateorganizations to ​helppoor, ​ill, or ​oldpeople
(Definition of social welfare from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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social welfarenoun [U]

 /ˈsoʊ·ʃəl ˈwelˌfeər/
social studies servicesprovided by the ​government or ​privateorganizations to ​helppoor, ​ill, or ​oldpeople
(Definition of social welfare from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)