benevolent associations

Those having a philanthropic or charitable purpose, as distinguished from such as are conducted for profit; specifically, "benefit associations" or "beneficial associations." Another name for a "benefit society," "benevolent society," and "fraternal" or "friendly society." State v. Texas Mut. Life Ins. Co. of Texas, Tex.Civ.App., 51 S.W.2d 405, 410.

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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