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building society

noun

Simple Definition of building society

  • : a British business that is like a bank, that holds and invests the money saved by its members, and that provides loans and mortgages

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of building society

British

  1. :  a British business that is like a bank, that holds and invests the money saved by its members, and that provides loans and mortgages

Word by Word Definitions

buildingplay
  1. :  a usually roofed and walled structure built for permanent use (as for a dwelling)

    :  the art or business of assembling materials into a structure

societyplay
  1. :  companionship or association with one's fellows :  friendly or intimate intercourse :  company

    :  a voluntary association of individuals for common ends

    :  an organized group working together or periodically meeting because of common interests, beliefs, or profession

  1. :  of, relating to, or typical of fashionable society


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