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provident society

  

      n      another name for       friendly society  
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provident  
      adj  
1    providing for future needs  
2    exercising foresight in the management of one's affairs or resources  
3    characterized by or proceeding from foresight  
     (C15: from Latin providens foreseeing, from providere to provide)  
  providently      adv  


provident club  
      n     (Brit)   a hire-purchase system offered by some large retail organizations  
provident society  
      n      another name for       friendly society  

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provident

  
  
canny, careful, cautious, discreet, economical, equipped, far-seeing, far-sighted, forearmed, foresighted, frugal, prudent, sagacious, shrewd, thrifty, vigilant, well-prepared, wise  
  
Antonyms     
   careless, heedless, improvident, imprudent, negligent, prodigal, profligate, reckless, short-sighted, spendthrift, thoughtless, thriftless, uneconomical, unthrifty, wasteful  

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o.
about the human society
[Hum.];[US] human society
n.
rules concerning what people are owed to or allowed of, according to ethical principles of freedom and applied in society
n.
a political system where power is based on the wealthiest elements of the society
[Pol.]
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.
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