Benefit society

Benefit society
Benefit society Benefit society A society or association formed for mutual insurance, as among tradesmen or in labor unions, to provide for relief in sickness, old age, and for the expenses of burial. Usually called {friendly society} in Great Britain. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • benefit society — or benefit association n. an organization which, by means of dues, secures for its members certain benefits, such as life insurance, hospitalization, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Benefit society — A benefit society or mutual aid society is an organization or voluntary association formed to provide mutual aid, benefit or insurance for relief from sundry difficulties. Such organizations may be formally organized with charters and established …   Wikipedia

  • benefit society — noun : an association by which life insurance, sick allowances, the payment of funeral expenses, provision for old age, or other similar benefits are secured by means of regular dues or special assessments paid by its members * * * an association …   Useful english dictionary

  • benefit society — See mutual benefit society …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • benefit society — an association of persons to create a fund, either by dues or assessments, for the assistance of members and their families in case of sickness, death, etc. Also called benefit association. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • benefit society — noun another term for friendly society …   English new terms dictionary

  • fraternal benefit society benefits — Benefits, often group life insurance, fraternal societies provide to their members. The Elks, Masons, or Knights of Columbus are common fraternal societies that provide benefits. Also called benefit society, benevolent society, or mutual aid… …   Law dictionary

  • The Dentists' & General Mutual Benefit Society — The Dentists and General Mutual Benefit Society (D G) is a friendly society based in Birmingham that since 1927 has specialised solely in income protection insurance for professional business people in the United Kingdom. Owned entirely by its… …   Wikipedia

  • mutual benefit society — A voluntary association or corporation formed and organized, aside from accompanying fraternal objectives, solely for the purpose of rendering financial aid or other assistance to their members, or certain designated beneficiaries of the latter,… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Slovene National Benefit Society — Slovenska narodna podporna jednota, the Slovene National Benefit Society , is an fraternal benefit and social organization for Slovene immigrants and their descendants in the United States. Founded in 1904, it is headquartered in suburban… …   Wikipedia

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