friendly society

noun

Definition of friendly society 

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

First Known Use of friendly society

1684, in the meaning defined above

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friendly society

noun

English Language Learners Definition of friendly society

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

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