so·ci·e·ty /sə-'sī-ə-tē/ n pl -ties1: the benefits of love, care, affection, and companionship that family members receive from each othersought damages for loss of society from his wife's wrongful death compare consortium2: a voluntary association of individuals dedicated to common endsa conservation society3: a community, nation, or broad grouping of people having common traditions, institutions, and collective activities and interestsso·ci·e·tal /-sī-ət-əl/ adj
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
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
chamber (body), civilization, coalition, community, confederacy (compact), institute, league, nationality, populace, population, public, sodality
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006