Definition of gesellschaft
: a rationally developed mechanistic type of social relationship characterized by impersonally contracted associations between persons; also : a community or society characterized by this relationship — compare gemeinschaft
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Origin and Etymology of gesellschaft
German, companionship, society
First Known Use: 1928See Words from the same year
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