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society

noun alliance, aristocracy, association, bloc, body, brethren, brotherhood, circle, citizenry, civilization, class, clique, club, coalition, colleagueship, combine, commonwealth, community, companionship, confederacy, confederation, confraternity, culture, denomination, faction, federation, fold, folk, fraternal order, fraternity, fraternization, gentility, group, guild, higher class, institute, league, order, organization, organized group, patriciate, peerage, polity, population, privileged class, religious order, sect, set, sodality, tribe, union, upper class
See also: body, chamber, civilization, coalition, community, compact, confederacy, institute, league, nationality, populace, population, public, sodality

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.

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The team analyzed anthropological descriptions of 186 nonindustrial societies, virtually all of which operated on a much smaller scale than modern nation-states.
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There were no prohibitions against women's participation in charitable associations, and so women who longed to participate in the public life of their country flocked to newly formed philanthropic societies.
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It's for this reason that we have joined forces with the five other IEEE societies to support CEDA and help it realize its charter.

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