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SOCIETY. A society is a number of persons united together by mutual consent, in order to deliberate, determine, and act jointly for some common purpose.
     2. Societies are either incorporated and known to the law, or unincorporated, of which the law does not generally take notice.
     3. By civil society is usually understood a state, (q.v.) a nation, (q.v.) or a body politic. (q.v.) Rutherf. Inst. c. 1 and 2.
     4. In the civil law, by society is meant a partnership. Inst. 3, 26; Dig. 17, 2 Code, 4, 37.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In place of the arbitrary "economism" of socialists and the free marketeers' faith in untrammeled economic growth, she envisions a human society modeled on interdependent self-regulating natural systems.
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The slender volume forces the reader to face the seeming beauty of violence at the core of human society. Piercing, profound, yet also playful, Adam Sol's fourth verse collection emphasizes the importance of coming to terms with all sides of our own humanity.
Marx had a coherent approach to ecology, which emphasized the historically conditioned coevolution of nature and human society.
I agree with what Christian Berg writes; human society now transcends what individuals of the past could even comprehend, and this has caused respect toward the eras of the past.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that the human society is moving towards global unity despite the efforts made by the corrupt powers to create a rift among them.
In this paper, (a) we present a framework for developing a science content (i.e., science concepts, scientific methods, scientific mindset, and problem-solving strategies for socio-scientific issues) used to design the new Cypriot science curriculum aiming at ensuring a democratic and human society, (b) we use the previous framework to explore the citizenship notion which is cultivated by the science curriculum content of the primary education (grades 5 and 6) of two European countries: Cyprus and Greece.
You can meet Sugar at Greehill Human Society's First Avenue shelter.