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.
- Also called benefit association.
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How to use benefit society in a sentence
Philanthropy is great, and I support philanthropy and do a lot there, but actually I think the for-profit enterprises that have an intention of doing things that benefit society are driving a lot more progress than philanthropy by itself.Michael Dell Has Been a Tech CEO for 34 Years. He Has Some Advice For Younger Founders | John Simons | October 31, 2021 | Time
But even if providing Marnell with a platform does nothing to benefit society, maybe it benefits the woman herself.The Girl Who Wrote About Drugs: Cat Marnell on Vice, Addiction & More | Caitlin Dickson | July 12, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Miss Cotton belonged to a benefit society and through her own illness she had received an allowance of $5 a week.Making Both Ends Meet | Sue Ainslie Clark and Edith Wyatt
You see, it is not only a trades union, it is a mutual benefit society.'Oh, Well, You Know How Women Are!' AND 'Isn't That Just Like a Man!' | Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
They think that their benefit society should be fed and alimented by State subventions like that for public functionaries.Harmonies of Political Economy | Frdric Bastiat
British Dictionary definitions for benefit society
a US term for friendly society
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