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social evolution

noun, Sociology
the gradual development of society and social forms, institutions, etc., usually through a series of peaceful stages.
Compare revolution (def 2). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for social-evolution

social evolution

(sociol) the process of social development from an early simple type of social organization to one that is complex and highly specialized
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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