subsociety

noun
sub·​so·​ci·​e·​ty | \ ˌsəb-sə-ˈsī-ə-tē How to pronounce subsociety (audio) \
variants: or sub-society
plural subsocieties or sub-societies

Definition of subsociety

: a society that is part of a larger society Although a part of the complex societies to which they provide goods and services, as minorities these groups constitute their own separate subsocieties.— Lois Beck

First Known Use of subsociety

1820, in the meaning defined above

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“Subsociety.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subsociety. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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