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society

  
1    civilization, culture, humanity, mankind, people, population, social order, the community, the general public, the public, the world at large  
2    camaraderie, companionship, company, fellowship, friendship  
3    association, brotherhood, circle, club, corporation, fellowship, fraternity, group, guild, institute, league, order, organization, sisterhood, union  
4    beau monde, elite, gentry, haut monde, high society, polite society, the country set, the nobs     (slang)   the smart set, the swells     (informal)   the toffs     (Brit. slang)   the top drawer, upper classes, upper crust     (informal)  
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society

  
  ( societies    plural  )
1       n-uncount   Society is people in general, thought of as a large organized group.  
This reflects attitudes and values prevailing in society..., He maintains Islam must adapt to modern society.     
2       n-var   A society is the people who live in a country or region, their organizations, and their way of life.  
with supp  
We live in a capitalist society., ...those responsible for destroying our African heritage and the fabric of our society.     
3       n-count   A society is an organization for people who have the same interest or aim.   (=association)  
...the North of England Horticultural Society., ...the historical society.     
4       n-uncount   Society is the rich, fashionable people in a particular place who meet on social occasions.  
oft N n  
...the high season for society weddings.     
5   
    building society  


building society        ( building societies    plural  ) In Britain, a building society is a business which will lend you money when you want to buy a house. You can also invest money in a building society, where it will earn interest. Compare savings and loan association.      n-count  
consumer society        ( consumer societies    plural  ) You can use consumer society to refer to a society where people think that spending money on goods and services is very important.      n-count   usu sing  
co-operative society        ( co-operative societies    plural  ) In Britain, a co-operative society is a commercial organization with several shops in a particular district. Customers can join this organization and get a share of its profits.      n-count   (=co-op)  
friendly society        ( friendly societies    plural  ) A friendly society is an organization to which people regularly pay small amounts of money and which then gives them money when they retire or when they are ill.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
high society     
You can use high society to refer to people who come from rich and important families.      n-uncount  

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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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