friendly society

noun

Definition of friendly society

British
: 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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The first known use of friendly society was in 1684

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“Friendly society.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/friendly%20society. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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friendly society

noun

English Language Learners Definition of friendly society

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

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