social contract

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

social contract (plural social contracts)

  1. (philosophy, politics) An implicit agreement or contract among members of a society that dictates things such as submission of individuals to rule of law and acceptable conduct.
    • 2013 May 17, George Monbiot, “Money just makes the rich suffer”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 23, page 19: 
      In order to grant the rich these pleasures, the social contract is reconfigured. The welfare state is dismantled. […]

Translations[edit]

See also[edit]