Social statics
Statics Stat"ics (-[i^]ks), n. [Cf. F. statique, Gr. statikh` the art of weighing, fr. statiko`s. See {Static}.] That branch of mechanics which treats of the equilibrium of forces, or relates to bodies as held at rest by the forces acting on them; -- distinguished from {dynamics}. [1913 Webster]

{Social statics}, the study of the conditions which concern the existence and permanence of the social state. [1913 Webster]


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