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societal

[ suh-sahy-i-tl ]
/ səˈsaɪ ɪ tl /
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adjective

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

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Origin of societal

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

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British Dictionary definitions for societal

societal
/ (səˈsaɪətəl) /

adjective

of or relating to society, esp human society or social relations

Derived forms of societal

societally, adverb
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