fraternal benefit association
n.
An organization whose members either belong to the same professional field or who are working toward the same goal that exists to promote a common cause and assist its members with benefits for death, injury, or illness; also called a fraternal benefits society.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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