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
- 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