Social-contract meaning

A usually implicit agreement among the members of an organized society or between the governed and the government defining and limiting the rights and duties of each.
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In the theories of certain political philosophers, as Locke and Rousseau, the implicit agreement among individuals, by which organized society was begun and sets of regulations are instituted to govern interrelations.
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(philosophy, politics) An implicit agreement or contract among members of a society that dictates things such as submission of individuals to rule of law and acceptable conduct.
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