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humane society

(often initial capital letter) an organization devoted to promoting humane ideals, especially with reference to the treatment of animals.
Origin of humane society
First recorded in 1770-80 Unabridged
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  • The shows will be given for the benefit of the humane society.

    Concerning Cats Helen M. Winslow
  • If there were no fools to skate on the Serpentine, there had been no humane society.

    Barrington Charles James Lever
  • To my father, next to William, who was his humane society man, he remained stanch.

    Spare Hours John Brown
  • This hint might not be thrown away on our own excellent humane society.

    Anecdotes of Dogs Edward Jesse
  • The voice from the adjoining room was saying, "Is this the humane society?"

    The Lilac Lady Ruth Alberta Brown
British Dictionary definitions for humane society

humane society

an organization for promotion of humane ideals, esp in dealing with animals
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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