subsociety

noun sub·so·ci·e·ty \ ˌsəb-sə-ˈsī-ə-tē \
variants: or sub-society
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of subsociety

plural subsocieties or sub-societies
: 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


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