noun (plural: Gesellschaften)
- (sociology) a hypothetical mode of society, made up of self-serving individuals linked by impersonal ties; as opposed to Gemeinschaft
Etymology: German, from Geselle + -schaft.
- 1973: Seven years later, Herní¡ndez wrote a Return of Martín Fierro in which the Gaucho sells out: assimilates back into Christian society, gives up his freedom for the kind of constitutional being pushed in those days by Buenos Aires. " Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow
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