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
Words nearby benefit society
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British Dictionary definitions for benefit society
a US term for friendly society
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