or social compact
the voluntary agreement among individuals by which, according to any of various theories, as of Hobbes, Locke, or Rousseau, organized society is brought into being and invested with the right to secure mutual protection and welfare or to regulate the relations among its members.
an agreement for mutual benefit between an individual or group and the government or community as a whole.
(in the theories of Locke, Hobbes, Rousseau, and others) an agreement, entered into by individuals, that results in the formation of the state or of organized society, the prime motive being the desire for protection, which entails the surrender of some or all personal liberties
noun, Economics. 1. the doctrine that under capitalism there is an inadequate distribution of purchasing power, for which the remedy lies in governmental control of retail prices and the distribution of national dividends to consumers. Social Credit noun 1. (esp in Canada) a right-wing Populist political party, movement, or doctrine based on the socioeconomic theories […]
noun 1. dancing performed by couples or by groups, usually as a form of recreation.
or social Darwinism noun, Sociology. 1. a 19th-century theory, inspired by Darwinism, by which the social order is accounted as the product of natural selection of those persons best suited to existing living conditions and in accord with which a position of laissez-faire is advocated. social Darwinism definition A theory arising in the late nineteenth […]
noun 1. the principles and policies of a Social Democratic Party. social democracy noun 1. (sometimes capital) the beliefs, principles, practices, or programme of a Social Democratic Party or of social democrats