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benefit society

noun
1.
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
1835-1845
1835-45
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benefit society

noun
1.
a US term for friendly society
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