Definition of benefit society in English:

benefit society

noun

  • another term for friendly society
    • ‘I work for the National Fraternal Congress of America, the trade association of America's fraternal benefit societies.’
    • ‘Shortly before the proclamation of the Popular Front, C.P. youth work came under the aegis of the International Workers' Order, a federation of ethnic fraternal benefit societies.’
    • ‘The typical form of mutualist organization for English laborers was the friendly society, or mutual benefit society.’
    • ‘It re-emerged with two separate sections - a benefit society that paid an annual pension and a horticultural section that organised flower shows.’
    • ‘Once in the United States, Finnish immigrants recreated Finnish institutions, including churches, temperance societies, workers' halls, benefit societies, and cooperatives.’
    • ‘Because of its success in combining these four functions, it held a central place in its community, and was able to develop its fifth function, which is the best descriptor of the whole, that of a benefit society.’
    • ‘Interlocked with that was a surge of liberal nationalism, which had its major mass support from the Australian Natives Association - which started as a benefit society but became an engine of nationalist ideas and practice.’
    • ‘Before the trade unions women organised welfare organisations and benefit societies.’
    • ‘Subscription and association - the central features of this process - built schools, endowed hospitals, established poor houses, supervised benefit societies.’
    • ‘Soon the benefit society realized the importance of involving this younger generation in its activities not only as an insurance company, but also as a cultural center.’
    • ‘He told people to rely on existing benefit societies.’
    • ‘We can be sure, first of all, that the PBMA works like a mutual benefit society, offering a broad range of assistance to the underprivileged and powerless.’
    • ‘It really is a mutual benefit society, and as part of that they do foster exchange students and work experience.’
    • ‘It supervises and regulates all banks, and all federally incorporated or registered trust and loan companies, insurance companies, cooperative credit associations, fraternal benefit societies and pension plans.’
    • ‘To assist their people in the economic transition to life in the United States, the immigrants established many institutions, including fraternal and benefit societies and building and loan associations.’

Pronunciation

benefit society

/ˈbɛnɪfɪtsəsʌɪəti/