a former name for social security
noun 1. any of several bees, as the honeybees or bumblebees, that live together in communities.
- Social butterfly
noun a very sociable person who flits from one social event to another Word Origin likened to a butterfly flitting between flowers
- Social capital
noun 1. the network of social connections that exist between people, and their shared values and norms of behaviour, which enable and encourage mutually advantageous social cooperation
- Social chapter
noun 1. 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