Definition of social services noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


social services

BrE BrE//ˌsəʊʃl ˈsɜːvɪsɪz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsoʊʃl ˈsɜːrvɪsɪz//
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a system that is organized by the local government to help people who have financial or family problems; the department or the people who provide this help a leaflet on the range of social services available the local social services department
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: social services