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provident society

another name for friendly society
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  • I have been asked to preach in behalf of the provident society of this town.

    Sermons for the Times Charles Kingsley
  • Why, there's a provident society and all sorts of things going on, exactly as if it were his own parish.

    The Perpetual Curate Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  • The provident society is meant to encourage those who can help themselves to do so.

    Sermons for the Times Charles Kingsley

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