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societal

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adjective so·ci·e·tal \sə-ˈsī-ə-təl\

Simple Definition of societal

  • : of or relating to society

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of societal

  1. :  of or relating to society :  social <societal forces>

societally play \-təl-ē\ adverb

1898

First Known Use of societal

1898

Rhymes with societal



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