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benefit society

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 of benefit society
First recorded in 1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Example is the means given universally to all whereby to benefit society.

  • Their association was more of a social and benefit society than a trade union.

    Post-Impressions Simeon Strunsky
  • The firm established perhaps the first benefit society of workmen.

    James Watt Andrew Carnegie
  • With that it rests whether the machine will benefit society, or destroy it.

    Coningsby Benjamin Disraeli
  • Thus the application of biological principles will benefit society.

    A Civic Biology George William Hunter
  • She joined a benefit society, to which she paid 50 cents a month.

    Making Both Ends Meet Sue Ainslie Clark and Edith Wyatt
  • But if they must have the benefit society, with its contingent and distant benefits, working men should not rest here.

  • We all, if we are honest, want to benefit society by correcting evils.

    Two Knapsacks John Campbell
  • To cover loss of wages during sickness, they pay into a benefit society.

    Change in the Village (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt
British Dictionary definitions for benefit society

benefit society

a US term for friendly society
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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