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society

  

      n   pl   , -ties  
1    the totality of social relationships among organized groups of human beings or animals  
2    a system of human organizations generating distinctive cultural patterns and institutions and usually providing protection, security, continuity, and a national identity for its members  
3    such a system with reference to its mode of social and economic organization or its dominant class  
middle-class society     
4    those with whom one has companionship  
5    an organized group of people associated for some specific purpose or on account of some common interest  
a learned society     
6   
a    the privileged class of people in a community, esp. as considered superior or fashionable  
b    (as modifier)  
a society woman     
7    the social life and intercourse of such people  
to enter society as a debutante     
8    companionship; the fact or state of being together with someone else  
I enjoy her society     
9      (Ecology)   a small community of plants within a larger association  
     (C16: via Old French societé from Latin societas, from socius a comrade)  


affluent society  
      n   a society in which the material benefits of prosperity are widely available  
benefit society  
      n      a U.S. term for       friendly society  
building society  
      n   a cooperative organization that accepts deposits of money from savers and uses them to make loans, secured by mortgages, to house buyers. Since 1986 they have been empowered to offer banking services  
cooperative society  
      n   a commercial enterprise owned and managed by and for the benefit of customers or workers,   (Often shortened to)    coop, co-op  
Dorcas society  
      n   a Christian charitable society for women with the aim of providing clothes for the poor  
Fabian Society  
      n   an association of British socialists advocating the establishment of democratic socialism by gradual reforms within the law: founded in 1884  
friendly society  
      n     (Brit)   an association of people who pay regular dues or other sums in return for old-age pensions, sickness benefits, etc.,   (U.S. term)    benefit society  
high society  
      n  
a    the upper classes, esp. when fashionable  
b    (as modifier)  
her high-society image     
humane society  
      n   an organization for promotion of humane ideals, esp. in dealing with animals  
John Birch Society  
      n     (U.S. politics)   a fanatical right-wing association organized along semisecret lines to fight Communism  
     (C20: named after John Birch (killed by Chinese communists 1945), American USAF captain whom its members regarded as the first cold-war casualty)  
Law Society  
      n   (in England or Scotland) the professional body of solicitors, established in 1825 and entrusted with the registration of solicitors (requiring the passing of certain examinations) and the regulation of professional conduct  
oral society  
      n   a society that has not developed literacy  
Plunket Society  
      n   the Royal New Zealand Society for the Health of Women and Children  
     (named after Sir William Lee Plunket (1864--1920), Governor General of New Zealand at the time of its founding (1907))  
provident society  
      n      another name for       friendly society  
Religious Society of Friends  
      n      the official name for the       Quakers  
repertory society  
      n     (N.Z.)   a group that supports amateur performances of plays by its members  
Royal Society  
      n   an association founded in England by Charles II in 1660 to promote research in the sciences  
secret society  
      n   a society or organization that conceals its rites, activities, etc., from those who are not members  
Society Islands  
      pl n   a group of islands in the S Pacific: administratively part of French Polynesia; consists of the Windward Islands and the Leeward Islands; became a French protectorate in 1843 and a colony in 1880. Pop.: 162573 (1988). Area: 1595 sq. km (616 sq. miles)  
Society of Jesus  
      n   the religious order of the Jesuits, founded by Ignatius Loyola  
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n.
a group to vote for as a whole, not by individuals.
a term used on voting ballots
n.
one of the parts that make up a whole machine, system etc.
n.
rules concerning what people are owed to or allowed of, according to ethical principles of freedom and applied in society
exp.
use the authority given by a position (in society, in a company etc.) to determine someone to act in a certain manner
E.g: He is not eager to attend the event, but he has to be there because his boss pulled rank on him.
n.
Emergency Medical Services - Polysemic Term used in USA and UK for Prehospital Emergency Services and other countries as the whole chain from Emergency Call to Hospital Intensive Care services.
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