Society

Definition of Society

So`ci´e`ty
n.1.The relationship of men to one another when associated in any way; companionship; fellowship; company.
There is society where none intrudes
By the deep sea, and music in its roar.
- Byron.
2.Connection; participation; partnership.
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
the lightest kind of lyrical poetry; verses for the amusement of polite society.

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