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humane society

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noun
  1. (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
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British Dictionary definitions for humane society

humane society

noun
  1. an organization for promotion of humane ideals, esp in dealing with animals
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