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.
- 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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