social statics

  1. the study of social systems as they exist at a given time.

Origin of social statics

First recorded in 1850–55

Words Nearby social statics Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use social statics in a sentence

  • It would have been better had he also studied social statics on the historical method.

    History of Modern Philosophy | Alfred William Benn
  • Being a reprint of the suppressed chapter from the original edition of "social statics," now rare and costly.

    Anarchism | Paul Eltzbacher
  • Herbert Spencer, who had just published social statics, became one of her best friends.

    Lives of Girls Who Became Famous | Sarah Knowles Bolton
  • In his social statics he applied this idea to human life and moral civilisation.

  • Their "declaration of rights" might well have been drawn a few years later by a student of Spencer's "social statics."

    Martin Van Buren | Edward M. Shepard