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friendly society

noun

Simple Definition of friendly society

  • : an association in which members pay money to receive benefits when they are old or sick

Full Definition of friendly society

British

  1. :  a mutual association for providing life and health insurance and old-age pension benefits to members

1703

First Known Use of friendly society

1703


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