benefit society

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benefit society

n
(Insurance) a US term for friendly society
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The fellow had a pretty fancy in names: the "Orb" Deposit Bank, the "Sceptre" Mutual Aid Society, the "Thrift and Independence" Association.
The horse is modeled on one from a 1930 Workmen's Circle children's book the artist inherited from her grandmother, who had been a member of the Warsaw Jewish Mutual Aid Society.
Founded as a mutual aid society by and for Cuban and Spanish laborers, the venue will still be in operation more than a century later.
Furthermore, the proposed rule would establish criteria to apply in determining that coverage offered by a mutual aid society provides the type of policy or coverage that qualifies as flood insurance for purposes of the federal flood insurance laws.
Nisman's investigation concluded that Iran was responsible for the 1994 bombing of the Argentine Jewish Mutual Aid Society, known as AMIA, in which 85 people were killed, as well as the 1992 attack on the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires which killed 29 people and wounded 242.
Mehmet TE-tE-ncE-, the general director of the ystanbul-based Iraqi Turks Culture and Mutual Aid Society (ITKYD), told Today's Zaman that there is a bomb blast every day of the week in Iraq and pointed out that there are many more attacks occurring in predominately Turkmen areas as compared to other ethnic groups in Iraq.
Eugene Mutual Aid Society Lecture - Warren Weisman will give a lecture on "A Better Way: Peter Kropotkin & The Folkmote System," about how decentralized organization can replace government on a citywide or national scale, at 7 p.
This institutional history traces the rise of La Sociedad Proteccion Mutua de Trabajadores Unidos from a loose affiliation of Hispanic land owners in the Southwestern US at the turn of the twentieth century, through its heyday in the 1920s and 1930s when it served as the primary fraternal mutual aid society for an ethnic group facing rapid encroachment and attack from growing Anglo-dominated industry, agriculture, and political infrastructures, to its existence today as an important cultural voice in the Hispanic community.
Within weeks, through her Amnesty International contacts, Mahmood approached Beth Ann Toupin about creating the Iraqi Mutual Aid Society to help Iraqi refugees.
Chapters 1 to 3 begin with two petitions, one in 1834 with stevedores and carpenters vying for a mutual aid society, and another for the unionization of longshoremen in 1845.
The delegation included officials of the OIC General Secretariat, Islamic Development Bank, Islamic Solidarity Fund, Islamic Mutual Aid Society, World Assembly of Muslim Youth.
The Kurashinotomo, a mutual aid society in Tokyo offering funeral services in the Kanto region for those who contract to make deposits over a certain period, said deposits of 450,000 yen (472,500 yen including consumption tax) will pay the cost of a funeral for a person 10 years after retirement with 100 people attending, including expenses for an altar, a funeral car to carry the body to a crematory up to 10 kilometers away, and dry ice to preserve the body.

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