the section of the Maastricht Treaty concerning working conditions, consultation of workers, employment rights, and social security. The UK government negotiated an opt-out clause from this section of the treaty in 1993 but adopted it in 1997
- Social charter
noun 1. a declaration of the rights, minimum wages, maximum hours, etc, of workers in the European Union, later adopted in the Social Chapter
noun, Sociology. 1. a broad group in society having common economic, cultural, or political status.
- Social cleansing
noun the process of removing an undesirable social group from an area Word Origin similar to ethnic cleansing
noun 1. a person who attempts to gain admission into a group with a higher social standing. social climber noun 1. a person who seeks advancement to a higher social class, esp by obsequious behaviour Sometimes shortened to climber