society

[ suh-sahy-i-tee ]
/ səˈsaɪ ɪ ti /

noun, plural so·ci·e·ties.

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of elegant society: a society photographer.

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Origin of society

1525–35; < Middle French societe < Latin societās, equivalent to soci(us) partner, comrade + -etās, variant of -itās- -ity

synonym study for society

1. See circle.

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British Dictionary definitions for society

society
/ (səˈsaɪətɪ) /

noun plural -ties

Word Origin for society

C16: via Old French societé from Latin societās, from socius a comrade
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Idioms and Phrases with society

society

see under mutual admiration society.

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