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’
    • ‘In 1990, a new state ideology was launched to promote the unity of the diverse groups within a plural society.’
    • ‘But even in the context of more diverse, open and plural societies, institutions exert powerful effects.’
    • ‘For example, whereas the Netherlands has been a distinctly plural society for decades, Sweden has a much more homogeneous cultural make-up.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Do you want to live in a democratic, 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.’
    • ‘Most of her work reflects the rich history and culture of our plural society.’
    • ‘In our complex, plural society, every social group has group differences cutting across it, which are potential sources of wisdom, excitement, conflict, and oppression.’
    • ‘The goodly reverend tried to pacify him by saying that in a plural society as ours, we must respect each other's religious belief.’
    • ‘You too seem to be imagining that we live in a plural society where opinions enrich political debate.'’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘My film is about the vulnerability of identity in our plural society.’
    • ‘Various religions, cultures, and institutions are coexisting in this plural society.’
    • ‘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.’