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civil society

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Definition of civil society in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Society considered as a community of citizens linked by common interests and collective activity: the corrosive impact of fear on politics and civil society they make important contributions to civil society [count noun]: a flourishing civil society indifferent to race, gender, or economic category
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  • What those who are afraid of civil society breaking down don't realize is that civil society has already broken down!
  • Can they adopt some of the practices and institutions of civil society?
  • Building a civil society here is going to take a while.

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