so·ci·e·ty /sə-'sī-ə-tē/ n pl -ties
1: the benefits of love, care, affection, and companionship that family members receive from each other
sought damages for loss of society from his wife's wrongful death compare consortium
2: a voluntary association of individuals dedicated to common ends
a conservation society
3: a community, nation, or broad grouping of people having common traditions, institutions, and collective activities and interests
so·ci·e·tal /-sī-ət-əl/ adj

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun alliance, aristocracy, association, bloc, body, brethren, brotherhood, circle, citizenry, civilization, class, clique, club, coalition, colleagueship, combine, commonwealth, community, companionship, comradeship, confederacy, confederation, confraternity, consociation, culture, denomination, faction, federation, fellowship, fold, folk, fraternal order, fraternity, fraternization, gentility, group, guild, higher class, homines, institute, league, order, organization, organized group, patriciate, peerage, polity, population, privileged class, religious order, sect, set, sodality, tribe, union, upper class II index chamber (body), civilization, coalition, community, confederacy (compact), institute, league, nationality, populace, population, public, sodality

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006