Definition of big society in English:

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big society


(usually the big society) British
A concept whereby a significant amount of responsibility for the running of a society is devolved to local communities and volunteers.
Example sentences
  • Our alternative to big government is the big society.
  • He reportedly added: "The corollary of the big society is the smaller state."
  • We have to strengthen families and reform schools so we can start to build the big society.
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