Definition of big society in English:

big society

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(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.
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    • 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.

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