noun, plural gesellschaften /Germangəˈzɛlˌʃɑftən/Show Spelled[Germanguh-zel-shahf-tuhn]Show IPA. (often initial capital letter)
an association of individuals for common goals, as for entertainment, intellectual, or cultural purposes or for business reasons.
Sociology. a society or group characterized chiefly by formal organization, impersonal relations, the absence of generally held or binding norms, and a detachment from traditional and sentimental concerns, and often tending to be rationalistic and secular in outlook.