Benefit societies

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Benefit societies associations for mutual benefit chiefly among the labouring classes, better known as Friendly societies
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. benfet, through Fr. from L. benefactum.

Usage

In literature:

You see, it is not only a trades union, it is a mutual benefit society.
"'Oh, Well, You Know How Women Are!' AND 'Isn't That Just Like a Man!'" by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
Why, Society encourages, because Society shares the benefits.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VIII (of X)" by Various
This society pays a funeral benefit of $125 in return for monthly dues of 15 cents to 30 cents.
"The Cost of Living Among Wage-Earners" by National Industrial Conference Board
And as is Nature, so in the North, is law, and the distributive benefits of society.
"Conflict of Northern and Southern Theories of Man and Society" by Henry Ward Beecher
It is an incident we cannot deplore if we are to benefit by her society.
"The Mystery of a Turkish Bath" by E.M. Gollan (AKA Rita)
I am often an invalid, and my medical man says the society of a young person will benefit me.
"Vagabondia" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Example is the means given universally to all whereby to benefit society.
"A Description of Millenium Hall" by Sarah Scott
The whole of society receives the benefit of the exertions of a mind of extraordinary endowments.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
Trade-unions, fraternal and benefit societies, social clubs, fellow-workmen.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
All classes in society may be said to have benefited.
"A Plea for the Criminal" by James Leslie Allan Kayll
In this county there is a great development of burial and sick benefit societies.
"The Negro Farmer" by Carl Kelsey
Lennox considered the picture: Mrs. Austen in the role of shepherdess, herding for Cassy's benefit the flock of sheep that society is.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
In my opinion, the suggestion of religious ecstasy and love might well be directed toward the benefit of society.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
At such times I do not think that Dempster appreciates all the sweet benefits of female society.
"Phemie Frost's Experiences" by Ann S. Stephens
Now, what Mat did, sir, was what I call about equal to most generals in war, and as great a benefit to society.
"Happy Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
Hospitals, orphan societies and other charitable associations all benefited.
"History of the Great American Fortunes, Vol. I" by Myers Gustavus
Religious, then, are carrying on vast and important works for the benefit of the Church and society.
"What Shall I Be?" by Rev. Francis Cassily
The societies have also benefited by other private beneficence and public help.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 3" by Various
Signor Salvini in life had belonged to a benefit society of good intentions but poor business ways.
"Neighbors" by Jacob A. Riis
It is true a great change has been effected in this respect, and society has reaped the benefit.
"Freehold Land Societies Their History, Present Position, and Claims" by J. Ewing Ritchie
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In poetry:

Mister Chairman, to resume.
When I look around this room
On the members of this - er - great society,
And consider we've to pay
For these benefits, I say
It's - er - bordering on - um - on impropriety!
"The Logic Of Anti-Sosh" by C J Dennis

In news:

Hal Cannon's benefit concert for Folklore Society of Utah tonight.
Bring your board and whatever you can scrounge to donate to this colorfully named benefit in support of the National Audubon Society's efforts to clean the Gulf.
Every dime benefits the Cherryland Human Society.
Her talk Tuesday evening will directly benefit the Summit County Historical Society.
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — A night out on the town devoted to classic style will help benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
4th annual Tour de Palate benefits Leukemia, Lymphoma Society.
O n Saturday, January 15th, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society held their 19th annual Indoor Golf Classic benefit to raise funds to fight blood cancers at The Radisson Hotel in New Rochelle.
Blues Society Sunday Matinee to benefit the arts.
Lemont Historical Society member Richard Lee and his wife Barbara are hosting a benefit for their daughter on Saturday to help with mounting medical bills after she was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis .
Birmingham Ballet's ' Mutt -cracker' benefits Humane Society (with gallery).
Dogs have their day at Humane Society's 'Strut Your Mutt ' benefit.
Proceeds benefit American Cancer Society.
Once again this year The Blues Society of Omaha is sponsoring a show that will benefit the annual toy drive for the children of the Pine Ridge Reservation.
The surprising benefits, to oneself and to society, of living alone.
A larger share see benefits to society.
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In science:

The nature of these loans and their benefit or damage to society are highly interest ing to discuss at this unique po int in American history, but the discussion is most ly tangent ial to the article ’s main focus and is therefore omitted here (there will be a brief discussion PL profitability in Section 3).
Is There Statistical Evidence that the Oregon Payday-Loan Rate Cap Hurts Consumers?
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