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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 So·ci·e·ty n.; pl. Societies
 1. The relationship of men to one another when associated in any way; companionship; fellowship; company. “Her loved society.”
 There is society where none intrudes
 By the deep sea, and music in its roar.   --Byron.
 2. Connection; participation; partnership. [R.]
    The meanest of the people and such as have the least society with the acts and crimes of kings.   --Jer. Taylor.
 3. A number of persons associated for any temporary or permanent object; an association for mutual or joint usefulness, pleasure, or profit; a social union; a partnership; as, a missionary society.
 4. The persons, collectively considered, who live in any region or at any period; any community of individuals who are united together by a common bond of nearness or intercourse; those who recognize each other as associates, friends, and acquaintances.
 5. Specifically, the more cultivated portion of any community in its social relations and influences; those who mutually give receive formal entertainments.
 Society of Jesus. See Jesuit.
 Society verses [a translation of F. vers de société], the lightest kind of lyrical poetry; verses for the amusement of polite society.