Socialism to Soft

(So"cial*ism) n. [Cf. F. socialisme.] A theory or system of social reform which contemplates a complete reconstruction of society, with a more just and equitable distribution of property and labor. In popular usage, the term is often employed to indicate any lawless, revolutionary social scheme. See Communism, Fourierism, Saint- Simonianism, forms of socialism.

[Socialism] was first applied in England to Owen's theory of social reconstruction, and in France to those also of St. Simon and Fourier . . . The word, however, is used with a great variety of meaning, . . . even by economists and learned critics. The general tendency is to regard as socialistic any interference undertaken by society on behalf of the poor, . . . radical social reform which disturbs the present system of private property . . . The tendency of the present socialism is more and more to ally itself with the most advanced democracy.
Encyc. Brit.

We certainly want a true history of socialism, meaning by that a history of every systematic attempt to provide a new social existence for the mass of the workers.
F. Harrison.

(So"cial*ist), n. [Cf. F. socialiste.] One who advocates or practices the doctrines of socialism.

(So"cial*ist, So`cial*is"tic), a. Pertaining to, or of the nature of, socialism.

(So`ci*al"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. socialisté, L. socialitas.] The quality of being social; socialness.

(So"cial*ize) v. t.

1. To render social.

2. To subject to, or regulate by, socialism.

(So"cial*ly), adv. In a social manner; sociably.

(So"cial*ness), n. The quality or state of being social.

(So"ci*ate) a. [L. sociatus, p. p. of sociare to associate, fr. socius companion.] Associated. [Obs.]

(So"ci*ate), n. An associate. [Obs.]

As for you, Dr. Reynolds, and your sociates.

(So"ci*ate) v. i. To associate. [Obs.] Shelford.

(So*ci`e*ta"ri*an) a. Of or pertaining to society; social.

The all-sweeping besom of societarian reformation.

(So*ci"e*ta*ry) a. Societarian. [R.]

(So*ci"e*ty) n.; pl. Societies [L. societas, fr. socius a companion: cf. F. société. See Social.]

1. The relationship of men to one another when associated in any way; companionship; fellowship; company. "Her loved society." Milton.

There is society where none intrudes
By the deep sea, and music in its roar.

2. Connection; participation; partnership. [R.]

The meanest of the people and such as have the least society with the acts and crimes of kings.
Jer. Taylor.

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