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social evolution

noun, Sociology.
the gradual development of society and social forms, institutions, etc., usually through a series of peaceful stages.
Compare revolution (def 2). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • This work is a companion volume to “Evolution,” and presents the best thought of representative thinkers on social evolution.

    Unveiling a Parallel Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Marchant
  • This is exactly the contention of Kidd in his social evolution.

  • The object of sociology is the betterment of society, the acceleration of social evolution.

  • Other great historical events have their place in social evolution.

    The Iron Heel Jack London
  • His concept of social evolution meant little to him and possessed only an academic interest.

    Socialism John Spargo
  • social evolution is exasperatingly slow, isn't it, sweetheart?

    The Iron Heel Jack London
  • There is a long period of social evolution between these two methods of conducting marriage.

    Oriental Women Edward Bagby Pollard
  • The process of social evolution on its political side ends with the national state.

  • It adheres closely to the obvious surface of events with little attempt to place behind them the deeper sky of social evolution.

    Gibbon James Cotter Morison
  • The social evolution of the Argentine Republic has finally found its true channel and to-day is in full course of development.

British Dictionary definitions for social evolution

social evolution

(sociol) the process of social development from an early simple type of social organization to one that is complex and highly specialized
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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