Definition of social contract noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


social contract

BrE BrE//ˌsəʊʃl ˈkɒntrækt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsoʊʃl ˈkɑːntrækt//
(also social compact) [singular] Belonging to society
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an agreement among citizens to behave in a way that benefits everybody See related entries: Belonging to society
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: social contract