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social welfare

n
1. (Social Welfare) the various social services provided by a state for the benefit of its citizens
2. (Social Welfare) (capitals) (in New Zealand) a government department concerned with pensions and benefits for the elderly, the sick, etc

so′cial wel′fare


n.
social services provided by a government for its citizens.
[1915–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.social welfare - governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in needsocial welfare - governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need; "she lives on welfare"
social insurance - government provision for unemployed, injured, or aged people; financed by contributions from employers and employees as well as by government revenue
relief - aid for the aged or indigent or handicapped; "he has been on relief for many years"
pogey, pogy, dole - money received from the state
economic aid, financial aid, aid - money to support a worthy person or cause
Translations

social welfare

nsicurezza sociale
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