societal

[ suh-sahy-i-tl ]
/ səˈsaɪ ɪ tl /

adjective

noting or pertaining to large social groups, or to their activities, customs, etc.

Nearby words

  1. socialize,
  2. socialized medicine,
  3. socially,
  4. socially excluded,
  5. socially included,
  6. societal development,
  7. societal marketing,
  8. society,
  9. society islands,
  10. society of friends

Origin of societal

First recorded in 1895–1900; societ(y) + -al1

Related forms
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019


British Dictionary definitions for intersocietal

societal

/ (səˈsaɪətəl) /

adjective

of or relating to society, esp human society or social relations
Derived Formssocietally, adverb

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for intersocietal

societal

adj.

1873, from society (adj.) + -al (1). Related: Societally. Earlier adjective was societarian (1822) "of or pertaining to society."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper