Legal Definition and Related Resources of Society

Meaning of Society

See Club.

Society Alternative Definition

In its abstract sense (used with no article prefixed), the public at large; the people; the body politic. In a concrete sense, a voluntary unincorporated associa,tion of persons for a common purpose.

Synonyms of Society


  • alliance
  • aristocracy
  • association
  • bloc
  • body
  • brethren
  • brotherhood
  • circle
  • citizenry
  • civilization
  • class
  • clique
  • club
  • coalition
  • colleagueship
  • combine
  • commonwealth
  • community
  • companionship
  • comradeship
  • confederacy
  • confederation
  • confraternity
  • consociation
  • culture
  • denomination
  • faction
  • federation
  • fellowship
  • fold
  • folk
  • fraternal order
  • fraternity
  • fraternization
  • gentility
  • group
  • guild
  • higher class
  • homines
  • institute
  • league
  • order
  • organization
  • organized group
  • patriciate
  • peerage
  • polity
  • population
  • privileged class
  • religious order
  • sect
  • set
  • sodality
  • tribe
  • union
  • upper class

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Definition of Society

The Canada social science dictionary [1] provides the following meaning of Society: A human community, usually with a relatively fixed territorial location, sharing a common culture and common activities. There is cultural and institutional interdependence between members of the society and they are, to some extent, differentiated from other communities and groups. Societies are generally identified as existing at the level of nation states, but there can be regional and cultural communities within nation states that possess much of the cultural distinctiveness and relative self-sufficiency of societies.

Society: Resources

Notes and References

  • Drislane, R., & Parkinson, G. (2016). (Concept of) Society. Online dictionary of the social sciences. Open University of Canada


See Also

  • Association
  • Benefit
  • Church
  • Compact
  • Social
  • Consortium



Legal English Vocabulary: society in Spanish

Online translation of the English legal term society into Spanish: sociedad (English to Spanish translation) . More about legal dictionary from english to spanish online.

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    • Nation
    • Province
    • Sovereignty
    • Rule of Law
    • Public International Law
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