friendly society


noun
  1. British an association of people who pay regular dues or other sums in return for old-age pensions, sickness benefits, etc: US term: benefit society

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How to use friendly society in a sentence

  • The same method of friendly society, I conceive, would be a very proper proposal for widows.

    An Essay upon Projects | Daniel Defoe
  • Let me first say that the friendly society represents to each artisan investor, not the 2s.

    Some Objections To Socialism | Charles Bradlaugh
  • No member of the Soho friendly society, except a few irreclaimable drunkards, ever came upon the parish.

    James Watt | Andrew Carnegie
  • I mean the friendly society for Widows, of which you have been pleased to be a governor.

    An Essay upon Projects | Daniel Defoe
  • The passengers were well received by the Governor and the friendly society.