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society British & World English

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

big society British & World English

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

Law Society British & World English

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

cafe society British & World English

The regular patrons of fashionable restaurants and nightclubs

Royal Society British & World 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

civil society British & World English

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

Great Society British & World English

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

honor society British & World English

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

open society British & World English

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

benefit society British & World English

Another term for friendly society.

plural society British & World 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 British & World English

An organization whose members are sworn to secrecy about its activities

choral society British & World English

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

Society Islands British & World English

A group of islands in the South Pacific, forming part of French Polynesia

building society British & World English

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

Provident Society British & World English

Another term for friendly society.

consumer society British & World English

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

friendly society British & World English

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

Society of Jesus British & World English

Official name for the Jesuits (see Jesuit)

Royal Society of Arts British & World 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 British & World English

Official name for the Quakers (see Quaker)

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds British & World English

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

classless British & World English

(Of a society) not divided into social classes

high society in society British & World 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 British & World English

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

Royal Society of London in Royal Society British & World 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

society New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(cap. in names; abbrev. Soc.)

society English Thesaurus

drugs, crime, and other dangers to society

society English-Spanish

sociedad feminine

Law Society English-Spanish

the Law Society

high society English-Spanish

la alta sociedad

Royal Society English-Spanish

the Royal Society

choral society English-Spanish

coral feminine, orfeón masculine

building society English-Spanish

sociedad feminine de crédito hipotecario, sociedad

friendly society English-Spanish

mutualidad feminine, sociedad feminine de socorros mutuos

provident society English-Spanish

→ friendly society


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