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benefit society

an association of persons to create a fund, either by dues or assessments, for the assistance of members and their families in case of sickness, death, etc.
Also called benefit association.
Origin of benefit society
1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for benefit society
  • The purpose of education is to ultimately benefit society.
  • There is absolutely no reason that the state should get involved in relationships other than those that benefit society.
  • Progress will benefit society whether it generates revenue or not.
  • New laws will soon require charities to justify their tax breaks by proving that they benefit society at large.
  • It is only appropriate, too, since copyright is meant to benefit society.
  • Playing the cards right will benefit society and slow down excess consumption.
  • In the end, we'd have a badly needed infrastructure improvement that would benefit society for generations.
  • Achieving the goals that benefit society as a whole requires leadership.
  • Healthy and productive coastal and marine ecosystems that benefit society.
British Dictionary definitions for benefit society

benefit society

a US term for friendly society
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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