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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • David Walker suggested that the humane society would be sure to take the matter up and confer a medal upon the heroine.

  • This hint might not be thrown away on our own excellent humane society.

    Anecdotes of Dogs Edward Jesse
  • The humane society presented her with a handsome silver tea-pot and a vote of thanks for her courage and humanity.

    Man on the Ocean R.M. Ballantyne
  • The shows will be given for the benefit of the humane society.

    Concerning Cats Helen M. Winslow
  • She held out in her delicate hand forty silver dollars, the gift of the humane society to Betty herself.

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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