social unit

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: unit - an organization regarded as part of a larger social groupsocial unit - an organization regarded as part of a larger social group; "the coach said the offensive unit did a good job"; "after the battle the soldier had trouble rejoining his unit"
organization, organisation - a group of people who work together
klavern - a local unit of the Ku Klux Klan
administrative body, administrative unit - a unit with administrative responsibilities
company - a unit of firefighters including their equipment; "a hook-and-ladder company"
family, household, menage, home, house - a social unit living together; "he moved his family to Virginia"; "It was a good Christian household"; "I waited until the whole house was asleep"; "the teacher asked how many people made up his home"
general delivery, poste restante - the part of a post office that handles mail for persons who call for it
instrumentality - a subsidiary organ of government created for a special purpose; "are the judicial instrumentalities of local governments adequate?"; "he studied the French instrumentalities for law enforcement"
ICU, intensive care unit - a hospital unit staffed and equipped to provide intensive care
member - an organization that is a member of another organization (especially a state that belongs to a group of nations); "the library was a member of the interlibrary loan association"; "Canada is a member of the United Nations"
military force, military group, military unit, force - a unit that is part of some military service; "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"
task force - a semipermanent unit created to carry out a continuing task
team, squad - a cooperative unit (especially in sports)
den - a unit of 8 to 10 cub scouts
work party, crew, gang - an organized group of workmen
combination - a group of people (often temporary) having a common purpose; "they were a winning combination"
crew - the men and women who man a vehicle (ship, aircraft, etc.)
scout group, scout troop, troop - a unit of Girl or Boy Scouts
outfit - any cohesive unit such as a military company
fifth column, Trojan horse - a subversive group that supports the enemy and engages in espionage or sabotage; an enemy in your midst
political entity, political unit - a unit with political responsibilities
side - one of two or more contesting groups; "the Confederate side was prepared to attack"
working group, working party - a group of people working together temporarily until some goal is achieved; "the working group was supposed to report back in two weeks"
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But suppose a kind of social tabula rasa, every social unit perfectly equal, an increase of population everywhere in the same ratio, and give the same amount of land to each family; it would not be long before you would again have all the existing inequalities of fortune; it is glaringly evident, therefore, that there are such things as superiority of fortune, of thinking capacity, and of power, and we must make up our minds to this fact; but the masses will always regard rights that have been most honestly acquired as privileges, and as a wrong done to themselves.
Supplementary pension scheme Defined contribution private law employees (Article 83 of the Code) within the economic and social unit.
We are talking about our daughters, sisters, mothers and wives, who make the pillar of a family and in turn compose the basic social unit of the society where we live.
APART from families I can think of no other social unit that fizzes with simmering tension more than a sports team.
Critique: An extraordinary and seminal work, "Democracy in Business: A Transdisciplinary Critique of Hierarchy" is a masterpiece of meticulous scholarship organized into four major sections: Establishing a Primary Social Unit in the Male-Female Bond; Establishing a Primary Social Unit in the Mother-Child Bond; Distorting Human Cooperation; Economics and Hierarchy).
the idea that the lowest possible social unit should address the challenges of social life, but, should it prove incapable, a larger social unit must intervene in a way that respects the right and responsibilities of the smaller unit).
Interestingly, all this was reflected in the governance system of that social unit.
As a social unit, neighborhood comes from the ecological perspectives in the United States, which considers neighborhood as a product of the processes of natural selection and competition [11].
As for the clans that live on the borders between Syria and Iraq, they form a single social unit, which has in the past had a major role to play in the wars that have taken place in Mesopotamia, and now represents an essential part of the war on Syria's soil.
The Supreme Court will hear arguments on a dozen petitions filed by religious and faith-based groups questioning the law's constitutionality, arguing that it undermined the family as the fundamental social unit (as described in the constitution) and that public funds should not be used to buy contraceptives.
He also highlighted the importance of "family" as a social unit.

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