Definition of benefit society in English:

benefit society


  • another term for friendly society
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Once in the United States, Finnish immigrants recreated Finnish institutions, including churches, temperance societies, workers' halls, benefit societies, and cooperatives.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He told people to rely on existing benefit societies.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It re-emerged with two separate sections - a benefit society that paid an annual pension and a horticultural section that organised flower shows.’
    • ‘The typical form of mutualist organization for English laborers was the friendly society, or mutual benefit society.’
    • ‘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.’


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