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assistência social

substantivo

full

welfare

noun

Definitions of welfare

the state of being well cared for

What has the government done to improve the welfare of elderly people living in care?

the health and happiness of a person or group

36 per cent said they were concerned for the welfare of their children.

laws or social effort designed to promote the health and happiness of people in need

The governor is pursuing welfare reform policies