Gesellschaft meaning

gəzel′shäft
The societal form of association in which rational order, neutral involvement, and obligations to institutions are dominant.
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(sociology) A hypothetical mode of society, made up of self-serving individuals linked by impersonal ties; as opposed to Gemeinschaft.
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Origin of gesellschaft

  • Borrowing from German Gesellschaft, from Geselle +‎ -schaft. Compare to English gemeinschaft
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