Definition of social fact in English:

social fact

Syllabification: so·cial fact


  • A thing originating in the institutions or culture of a society that affects the behavior or attitudes of an individual member of that society.
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    • The second of these social facts is a society's rewarding of people who do not break its laws.
    • When it comes to criminal justice, which is always a mirror of social justice, the state, in this case the courts, imperatively has to take note of the social facts relevant to the construction of values, principles and rules.
    • Any large-scale public program encounters similar administrative difficulties when it uses simple rules to approximate complex social facts.

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