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Social unit   /sˈoʊʃəl jˈunət/   Listen
Social unit

An organization regarded as part of a larger social group.  Synonym: unit.  "After the battle the soldier had trouble rejoining his unit"

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"Social unit" Quotes from Famous Books

... Shaksperian universality, because it is so distinctly French,—a familiar paradox in literature. He was French in his feeling for the social unit, in his keen receptivity to ideas, in his belief in Church and State as the social organisms through which man could best work out his salvation. We find him teaching that humanity, in terms of Gallic temperament, and in time ...
— Masters of the English Novel - A Study Of Principles And Personalities • Richard Burton

... them from their native land a simple, just, Teutonic structure of society and government, the base of which was the individual free-man. The family was considered the social unit. Several families near together made a township, the affairs of the township being settled by the male freeholders, who met together to determine by ...
— The Evolution of an Empire • Mary Parmele

... social unit we pass to the largest. A great part of the liberating movement is occupied with the struggle of entire nations against alien rule, with the revolt of Europe against Napoleon, with the struggle of Italy for freedom, with the fate of the Christian subjects of Turkey, with the emancipation ...
— Liberalism • L. T. Hobhouse

... solves it for the goat or the dog; but it shews that in no class are people willing to endure the society of their children, and consequently that it is an error to believe that the family provides children with edifying adult society, or that the family is a social unit. The family is in that, as in so many other respects, a humbug. Old people and young people cannot walk at the same pace without distress and final loss of health to one of the parties. When they are sitting indoors they cannot endure the same degrees of temperature ...
— A Treatise on Parents and Children • George Bernard Shaw

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