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Noun: society  su'sI-u-tee
  1. An extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization
     
  2. A formal association of people with similar interests
    "they formed a small lunch society";
    - club, social club, guild, gild, lodge, order
     
  3. The state of being with someone
    "he enjoyed the society of his friends";
    - company, companionship, fellowship
     
  4. The fashionable elite
    - high society, beau monde, smart set, bon ton

Derived forms: societies

Type of: association, elite, √©lite [Brit], elite group, friendly relationship, friendship, mateship [Austral, NZ], social group

Encyclopedia: Society, The Catholic Church Extension