Definition of plural society in English:

plural society


  • A society composed of different ethnic groups or cultural traditions, or in the political structure of which ethnic or cultural differences are reflected:

    ‘Britain has been developing into an increasingly plural society, with a major increase in the size of the non-white ethnic groups’
    • ‘But even in the context of more diverse, open and plural societies, institutions exert powerful effects.’
    • ‘The lesson we should take from this is that respect for opposing points of view is itself an important moral value - particularly in our increasingly plural society.’
    • ‘The goodly reverend tried to pacify him by saying that in a plural society as ours, we must respect each other's religious belief.’
    • ‘Do you want to live in a democratic, plural society?’
    • ‘You too seem to be imagining that we live in a plural society where opinions enrich political debate.'’
    • ‘Most of her work reflects the rich history and culture of our plural society.’
    • ‘Once we recognize that a diversity of religions is an inevitable part of modern plural societies then individual civil liberties are the only way to protect minority religions.’
    • ‘My film is about the vulnerability of identity in our plural society.’
    • ‘In 1990, a new state ideology was launched to promote the unity of the diverse groups within a plural society.’
    • ‘Various religions, cultures, and institutions are coexisting in this plural society.’
    • ‘We are frequently reminded that we live in a plural society, and that ideas of right and wrong cannot be derived from universally applicable divine commands.’
    • ‘In our complex, plural society, every social group has group differences cutting across it, which are potential sources of wisdom, excitement, conflict, and oppression.’
    • ‘They address them on issues related to their own religions, which we feel is important for our own members because we live and work in a religiously plural society.’
    • ‘For example, whereas the Netherlands has been a distinctly plural society for decades, Sweden has a much more homogeneous cultural make-up.’