- of or relating to the structure of cultural elements within society conceived as independent of and superior to the individual members of society.
Origin of superorganic
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There is here, it may be said, no special reference to the organic and the superorganic.Spencer's Philosophy of Science
C. Lloyd Morgan
It remains to apply them to inorganic, organic, and superorganic existences.Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIV
They belong to a superorganic system of relations, conventions, and institutional arrangements.
Competition and combination are two forms of life association which alternate through the whole organic and superorganic domains.
- sociol (no longer widely used) relating to those aspects of a culture that are conceived as being superior to the individual members of the society
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