friendly societynoun [ C ]uk /ˈfrend.li səˌsaɪ.ə.ti/ us /ˈfrend.li səˌsaɪ.ə.t̬i/ UK
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- Friendly societies and trade unions have their badges, banners, and buttons.
- Friendly societies have largely taken to investing their surplus funds in loans to members on the building society principle.
- With this intention, he established two friendly societies in the place, and afterwards a local bank for the savings of the industrious.