from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Social work devoted to the needs of individual clients or cases.

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  • noun the work required to deal with cases in any profession where a "case" has a specific definition (eg. legal, social work, planning, etc.).

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  • noun close sociological study of a maladjusted person or family for diagnosis and treatment


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