benefit society


noun

an association of persons to create a fund, either by dues or assessments, for the assistance of members and their families in case of sickness, death, etc.

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Also called benefit association.

Origin of benefit society

First recorded in 1835–45
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British Dictionary definitions for benefit society

benefit society

noun

a US term for friendly society
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