sub·​so·​ci·​e·​ty ˌsəb-sə-ˈsī-ə-tē How to pronounce subsociety (audio)
variants or sub-society
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

Word History

First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subsociety was in 1820

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“Subsociety.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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