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From socius ("associated, allied; partner, companion, ally").
societ?s f (genitive societ?tis); third declension
- A union for a common purpose; society, fellowship, partnership, association, community, union; affinity.
- (metonymically) Those united for a common purpose; a company or society of such persons.
- (by extension) A copartnership, membership, or association for trading purposes.
- (by extension) A share or stake in a partnership or association
- (by extension) A political league, alliance, confederacy.
- societas in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- societas in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- societas in Charles du Fresne du Cange's Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883-1887)
- societas in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
- Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
- to be united by having a common language: eiusdem linguae societate coniunctum esse cum aliquo (De Or. 3. 59. 223)
- social life: vitae societas
- to associate with some one: societatem inire, facere cum aliquo
- to unite isolated individuals into a society: dissipatos homines in (ad) societatem vitae convocare (Tusc. 1. 25. 62)
- societas in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin