social organisation

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Noun1.social organisation - the people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships; "the social organization of England and America is very different"; "sociologists have studied the changing structure of the family"
society - an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization
feudal system, feudalism - the social system that developed in Europe in the 8th century; vassals were protected by lords who they had to serve in war
patriarchy, patriarchate - a form of social organization in which a male is the family head and title is traced through the male line
matriarchate, matriarchy - a form of social organization in which a female is the family head and title is traced through the female line
meritocracy - a form of social system in which power goes to those with superior intellects
pluralism - a social organization in which diversity of racial or religious or ethnic or cultural groups is tolerated
form of government, political system - the members of a social organization who are in power
class structure - the organization of classes within a society
separatism, segregation - a social system that provides separate facilities for minority groups
system, scheme - a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; "a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"
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As to enlisting in the ranks, and working my way up, the social institutions of my country obliged the grandson of Lady Malkinshaw to begin military life as an officer and gentleman, or not to begin it at all.
Mehevi was in fact the greatest of the chiefs--the head of his clan--the sovereign of the valley; and the simplicity of the social institutions of the people could not have been more completely proved than by the fact, that after having been several weeks in the valley, and almost in daily intercourse with Mehevi, I should have remained until the time of the festival ignorant of his regal character.
I use the word not so much in reference to the ceremony itself (I had no doubt of this, Captain Anthony being a decent fellow) or in view of the social institution in general, as to which I have no opinion, but in regard to the human relation.
Underpinning this commitment is the renewal of the principles of the Pact for Cooperation and Solidarity, signed in December 1996 and since then governed the partnership between the State and social institutions.
We will deal with this dilemma by making a minor effort by understanding sex and gender, human need, process of socialisation, the bane of interconnected globalised world and the role of social institutions which work together and contribute to shape unwanted human behaviour.
Some dairy companies monopolized the dairy product distribution among social institutions in Bishkek, said MP Jyldyz Musabekova at the parliament meeting on October 18.
He said that special attention was paid to flood affected minorities families of South Punjab, several MoUs signed with Universities, Baitul Mal, social institutions, TEVTA, Prison Department and with international social institutions for the betterment of Minorities.
The debate highlighted the importance of social institutions and associated authorities to provide support, guidance and assistance to families of differently abled children to ensure rights of those children as any other member of the community.
A delegation from Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) has joined the elderly at Ehsan, Centre for Empowerment and Elderly Care, for Iftar on Tuesday as part of a series of scheduled visits to several social institutions during the holy month of Ramadan.
Synopsis: "Aquinas," says Jean Porter, "gets justice right." In this book she shows that Aquinas offers us a cogent and illuminating account of justice as a personal virtue rather than a virtue of social institutions, as John Rawls and his interlocutors have described it - and as most people think of it today.
Summary: Both nations must promote greater mutual understanding and confidence through educational, civil and social institutions
Ten chapters are divided into four parts: conceptual frameworks; social institutions; social structure in American society; social setting.

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