noun(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.
More example sentences
- What we are doing is not dissimilar to the Big Society message of the coalition.
- It helps that the Conservative government has already moved to a more communitarian "Big Society" governing philosophy.
- The second noteable thing about the Tories 'Big Society' is that, for all its anti-state posturing, it will not increase people's freedom and choices.