society n

OFr < L. 'companion'.

  1. Community; order; organization; [fig.] expanse; infinity.
  2. Fellowship; visiting; social relations; meeting with callers; interaction with other people.
  3. Company; association; shared existence.
  4. Companionship; communion; friendship; acceptance.
  5. Phrase. “selects her own Society”: decides on the visitors that she wants to have; [possibly reflexive] assigns only herself as company; appoints her solitary self to be her only companionship; [fig.] dies; passes away.