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English definition of “building society”

building society

noun [C]     UK (US savings and loan association)
a business that lends you money if you want to buy a house, or pays you interest on money you invest thereBanks and bank accountsBorrowing, lending and debt
(Definition of building society noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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