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Society

A group of persons who, by accident or design, are related to each other in some way and therefore have to deal with each other. Examples of societies include everyone who attends the same church, lives in the same country, or belongs to the same club. According to most political and economic theories, persons in a society have the responsibility to care for other members of that society, though exactly how to do so remains a matter of contention. While some theories emphasize the role of society, more individualistic theories tend to minimize its role.
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These grants will help support the mission of the many museums and historical societies in Pennsylvania to continue their great work as educational resources, as well as cultural and recreational attractions.
Once established, friendly societies faced threats from within and without.
CGC facilitates coordination of this continuum of business, professional, and scientific societies.
This should help us to counter cultural prejudices sometimes expressed in the Report, that tend to some extent, to consider these societies as guilty for their pretended "backwardness.
In modern human societies, democratic political machinery seems clearly to be the best way to achieve the optimal balance between conformity and individuality.
Lawry founded the International Federation of MS Societies, or IFMSS, to encourage exchanges of scientific findings and successful education and service programs among fledgling MS societies modeled on the American original.
In a parallel manner Irish Catholic societies, modified by close ties to the Church, were productive of a counter-culture.
To get a clear picture, then, the market of the United States provides the most mature arena in which to measure the different segments of North American societies during this Century.
An evolutionary process unique to our species has molded societies capable of shooting astronauts to the moon and millions of designated enemies to death, assert Peter J.
Presently, there are six societies that provide education and rehabilitation services to persons with cerebral palsy in India.

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