Society

So*ci"e*ty

(?), n.;
pl. Societies (#).
[L. societas, fr. socius a companion: cf. F. socit. See Social.] 1. The relationship of men to one another when associated in any way; companionship; fellowship; company. "Her loved society." Milton.
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There is society where none intrudes
By the deep sea, and music in its roar.
Byron.
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2. Connection; participation; partnership. [R.]
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The meanest of the people and such as have the least society with the acts and crimes of kings.
Jer. Taylor.
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3. A number of persons associated for any temporary or permanent object; an association for mutual or joint usefulness, pleasure, or profit; a social union; a partnership; as, a missionary society.
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4. The persons, collectively considered, who live in any region or at any period; any community of individuals who are united together by a common bond of nearness or intercourse; those who recognize each other as associates, friends, and acquaintances.
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5. Specifically, the more cultivated portion of any community in its social relations and influences; those who mutually give receive formal entertainments.
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Society of Jesus. See Jesuit. -- Society verses [a translation of F. vers de socit], the lightest kind of lyrical poetry; verses for the amusement of polite society.
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