Society of Jesus. See Jesuit.Society verses[a translation of F. vers de société], the lightest kind of lyrical poetry; verses for the amusement of polite society.

(So*cin"i*an) a. Of or pertaining to Socinus, or the Socinians.

(So*cin"i*an), n. One of the followers of Socinus; a believer in Socinianism.

(So*cin"i*an*ism) n. (Eccl. Hist.) The tenets or doctrines of Faustus Socinus, an Italian theologian of the sixteenth century, who denied the Trinity, the deity of Christ, the personality of the Devil, the native and total depravity of man, the vicarious atonement, and the eternity of future punishment. His theory was, that Christ was a man divinely commissioned, who had no existence before he was conceived by the Virgin Mary; that human sin was the imitation of Adam's sin, and that human salvation was the imitation and adoption of Christ's virtue; that the Bible was to be interpreted by human reason; and that its language was metaphorical, and not to be taken literally.

(So*cin"i*an*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Socinianized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Socinianizing ] To cause to conform to Socinianism; to regulate by, or imbue with, the principles of Socinianism.

(So`ci*o*log"ic So`ci*o*log"ic*al) a. Of or pertaining to sociology, or social science.So`ci*o*log"ic*al*ly, adv.

(So`ci*ol"o*gist) n. One who treats of, or devotes himself to, the study of sociology. J. S. Mill.

(So`ci*ol"o*gy) n. [L. socius a companion + -logy.] That branch of philosophy which treats of the constitution, phenomena, and development of human society; social science. H. Spencer.

(Sock) n. [F. soc, LL. soccus, perhaps of Celtic origin.] A plowshare. Edin. Encyc.

(Sock), n. [OE. sock, AS. socc, fr. L. soccus a kind of low-heeled, light shoe. Cf. Sucket.]

1. The shoe worn by actors of comedy in ancient Greece and Rome, — used as a symbol of comedy, or of the comic drama, as distinguished from tragedy, which is symbolized by the buskin.

Great Fletcher never treads in buskin here,
Nor greater Jonson dares in socks appear.

2. A knit or woven covering for the foot and lower leg; a stocking with a short leg.

3. A warm inner sole for a shoe. Simmonds.

(Sock*dol"a*ger) n. [A corruption of doxology.] [Written also sockdologer.]

1. That which finishes or ends a matter; a settler; a poser, as a heavy blow, a conclusive answer, and the like. [Slang, U.S.]

3. A number of persons associated for any temporary or permanent object; an association for mutual or joint usefulness, pleasure, or profit; a social union; a partnership; as, a missionary society.

4. The persons, collectively considered, who live in any region or at any period; any community of individuals who are united together by a common bond of nearness or intercourse; those who recognize each other as associates, friends, and acquaintances.

5. Specifically, the more cultivated portion of any community in its social relations and influences; those who mutually give receive formal entertainments.

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