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civil society



  1. the elements such as freedom of speech, an independent judiciary, etc, that make up a democratic society

Example Sentences Including 'civil society'

Hence the concern of liberals to identify a preserve of individual rights within civil society from which the state is prohibited.
Eccleshall, Robert English Conservatism since the Restoration: An introduction and anthology
I believe that in two years, civil society here will be strong enough to force the Government to change.
New Zealand Herald (2003)
Many civilians killed by TNI in the last three days. TNI force civil society to become refugees.
New Zealand Herald (2003)
New centres of political decision-making tend to promote a " civil society " around them.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
Once deemed fit to return to civil society , they will be allowed to leave as free men.
Belfast Telegraph (2004)
This is a crucial point for legal and civil society to ponder.
India Today (1998)


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