plural society


plural society
plural society noun
One in which pluralism is found
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  • Plural Society —    Term that describes social and economic institutions under colonial rule, first used by J. S. Furnivall, a retired member of the Indian Civil Service who served for a long time in Burma and was critical of the government s laissez faire… …   Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)

  • Plural society — A plural society is defined by Fredrik Barth as a society combining ethnic contrasts: the economic interdependence of those groups, and the ecological specialization (i.e., use of different environmental resources by each ethnic group). The… …   Wikipedia

  • plural — abbreviation 1》 (also Pl.) place. 2》 plate (referring to illustrations in a book). 3》 chiefly Military platoon. 4》 plural. plural adjective 1》 Grammar (of a word or form) denoting more than one, or (in languages with dual number) more than two.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • plural societies — Societies which are divided into different linguistic, ethnic, religious, or racial groups and communities. Arguably, this description could apply to almost any society , with the result that the term is sometimes (unhelpfully) treated as… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • plural — plu|ral1 [ˈpluərəl US ˈplur ] n a form of a word that shows you are talking about more than one thing, person etc. For example, dogs is the plural of dog in the plural ▪ Sheep remains the same in the plural. plural of ▪ What s the plural of mouse …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • plural — [[t]plʊ͟ərəl[/t]] plurals 1) ADJ The plural form of a word is the form that is used when referring to more than one person or thing. Data is the Latin plural form of datum . ...his use of the plural pronoun we . Ant: singular 2) N COUNT The… …   English dictionary

  • Society for the Advancement of Central and East European Cultures — The Society for the Advancement of Central and Eastern European Cultures (SACEEC colloquially) is a student managed not for profit organization of the University of Colorado in Boulder. The Society is dedicated to the historical, geopolitical,… …   Wikipedia

  • plural — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French & Latin; Anglo French plurel, from Latin pluralis, from plur , plus more more at plus Date: 14th century 1. of, relating to, or constituting a class of grammatical forms usually used to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Society — • Implies fellowship, company, and has always been conceived as signifying a human relation Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Society     Society      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • society — so‧ci‧e‧ty [səˈsaɪti] noun societies PLURALFORM 1. [uncountable] people in general, considered in relation to the structure of laws, organizations etc that make it possible for them to live together: • Society may decide that it dislikes… …   Financial and business terms