social class


social class
A class of people, based on social power, wealth or another criterion.

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  • SOCIAL CLASS —    The majority of evidence of Etruscan society is for the elite class, pervading all forms of material culture, inscriptions, buildings, religion, and above all their tombs. In this context, the descent group (or family [gens] over time) was the …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

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  • social class — social rank, communal layer …   English contemporary dictionary

  • social class — noun people having the same social, economic, or educational status (Freq. 5) the working class an emerging professional class • Syn: ↑class, ↑stratum, ↑socio economic class • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • social class — Synonyms and related words: ashram, association, body, caste, clan, class, colony, commonwealth, commune, community, economic class, endogamous group, extended family, family, gens, kinship group, moiety, nuclear family, order, phratria, phratry …   Moby Thesaurus

  • social class — See class …   Dictionary of sociology

  • social class — any one of the subdivisions of the population made by the Office for National Statistics based on occupation, as indicated in the ten yearly census. Such groupings are intended to stratify the population according to standard of living and income …   Medical dictionary

  • social class — see National Statistics Socio economic Classification …   The new mediacal dictionary


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