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society US English

The aggregate of people living together in a more or less ordered community

society US Thesaurus

a danger to society

society New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(capital in names; abbreviation Soc.)

big society US English

A concept whereby a significant amount of responsibility for the running of a society is devolved to local communities and volunteers

Law Society US English

The professional body responsible for regulating solicitors in England and Wales, established in 1825

cafe society US English

The regular patrons of fashionable restaurants and nightclubs

civil society US English

Society considered as a community of citizens linked by common interests and collective activity

Great Society US English

A domestic program in the administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson that instituted federally sponsored social welfare programs

honor society US English

An organization for high-school or college students of high academic achievement

open society US English

A society characterized by a flexible structure, freedom of belief, and wide dissemination of information

Royal Society US English

The oldest and most prestigious scientific society in Britain. It was formed by followers of Francis Bacon to promote scientific discussion, especially in the physical sciences, and received its charter from Charles II in 1662

choral society US English

An organized body of amateur singers who meet regularly to perform choral music

plural society US English

A society composed of different ethnic groups or cultural traditions, or in the political structure of which ethnic or cultural differences are reflected

secret society US English

An organization whose members are sworn to secrecy about its activities

Society Islands US English

A group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean that form part of French Polynesia

building society US English

A financial organization which pays interest on investments by its members and lends capital for the purchase or improvement of houses

consumer society US English

A society in which the buying and selling of goods and services is the most important social and economic activity

friendly society US English

(In the UK) a mutual association providing sickness benefits, life assurance, and pensions

Society of Jesus US English

Official name of the Jesuits (see Jesuit)

Royal Society of Arts US English

An institution established in London in 1754 whose original purpose was to forge a link between art and commerce following a decline in craftsmanship after the onset of the Industrial Revolution. It now holds examinations for a wide range of vocational and professional qualifications

Religious Society of Friends US English

Official name for the Quakers (see Quaker)

classless US English

(Of a society) not divided into social classes

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds US English

(In the UK) a charitable organization founded in 1889 for the conservation of wild birds

high society in society US English

The aggregate of people who are fashionable, wealthy, and influential, regarded as forming a distinct group in a community

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals US English

(In the UK) a charitable organization formed in 1824 to safeguard the welfare of animals

Royal Society of London in Royal Society US English

The oldest and most prestigious scientific society in Britain. It was formed by followers of Francis Bacon to promote scientific discussion, especially in the physical sciences, and received its charter from Charles II in 1662


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