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Benefit society

an association of persons to create a fund, either by dues or assessments, for the assistance of members and their families in case of sickness, death, etc.
Contemporary Examples

The Girl Who Wrote About Drugs: Cat Marnell on Vice, Addiction & More Caitlin Dickson July 11, 2012

Historical Examples

A Description of Millenium Hall Sarah Scott
Post-Impressions Simeon Strunsky
James Watt Andrew Carnegie
Coningsby Benjamin Disraeli
A Civic Biology George William Hunter
Making Both Ends Meet Sue Ainslie Clark and Edith Wyatt
A History of Banks for Savings in Great Britain and Ireland William Lewins
Two Knapsacks John Campbell
Change in the Village (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt

a US term for friendly society


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