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Other Society Definition

[n] an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization
[n] a formal association of people with similar interests; "he joined a golf club"; "they formed a small lunch society"; "men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today"
[n] the fashionable elite
[n] the state of being with someone; "he missed their company"; "he enjoyed the society of his friends"

Misc. Definitions

\So*ci"e*ty\, n.; pl. {Societies}. [L. societas, fr. socius a companion: cf. F. soci['e]t['e]. See {Social}.]
1. The relationship of men to one another when associated in any way; companionship; fellowship; company. ``Her loved society.'' --Milton. There is society where none intrudes By the deep sea, and music in its roar. --Byron.
2. Connection; participation; partnership. [R.] The meanest of the people and such as have the least society with the acts and crimes of kings. --Jer. Taylor.
3. A number of persons associated for any temporary or permanent object; an association for mutual or joint usefulness, pleasure, or profit; a social union; a partnership; as, a missionary society.
4. The persons, collectively considered, who live in any region or at any period; any community of individuals who are united together by a common bond of nearness or intercourse; those who recognize each other as associates, friends, and acquaintances.
5. Specifically, the more cultivated portion of any community in its social relations and influences; those who mutually give receive formal entertainments. {Society of Jesus}. See {Jesuit}. {Society verses} [a translation of F. vers de soci['e]t['e]], the lightest kind of lyrical poetry; verses for the amusement of polite society.

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