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.

1835–45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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benefit society
a US term for friendly society

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Example sentences
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.
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