social class

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Noun1.social class - people having the same social, economic, or educational status; "the working class"; "an emerging professional class"
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
world, domain - people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest; "the Western world"
society - an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization
age class - people in the same age range
agriculture - the class of people engaged in growing food
sodality, brotherhood, fraternity - people engaged in a particular occupation; "the medical fraternity"
estate of the realm, the three estates, estate - a major social class or order of persons regarded collectively as part of the body politic of the country (especially in the United Kingdom) and formerly possessing distinct political rights
labor, labour, proletariat, working class - a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages; "there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field"
lower class, underclass - the social class lowest in the social hierarchy
bourgeoisie, middle class - the social class between the lower and upper classes
booboisie - class consisting of all those who are considered boobs
commonality, commonalty, commons - a class composed of persons lacking clerical or noble rank
peasantry - the class of peasants
demimonde - a class of woman not considered respectable because of indiscreet or promiscuous behavior
underworld - the criminal class
yeomanry - class of small freeholders who cultivated their own land
caste - a social class separated from others by distinctions of hereditary rank or profession or wealth
caste - (Hinduism) a hereditary social class among Hindus; stratified according to ritual purity
class structure - the organization of classes within a society
upper class, upper crust - the class occupying the highest position in the social hierarchy
ninja - a class of 14th century Japanese who were trained in martial arts and were hired for espionage and assassinations
firing line - the most advanced and responsible group in an activity; "the firing line is where the action is"
immigrant class - recent immigrants who are lumped together as a class by their low socioeconomic status in spite of different cultural backgrounds
center - politically moderate persons; centrists
old school - a class of people favoring traditional ideas
market - the customers for a particular product or service; "before they publish any book they try to determine the size of the market for it"
craft, trade - people who perform a particular kind of skilled work; "he represented the craft of brewers"; "as they say in the trade"
fair sex, womanhood, woman - women as a class; "it's an insult to American womanhood"; "woman is the glory of creation"; "the fair sex gathered on the veranda"
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social class

nclasse f sociale
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The Freshmen, instead of being a collection of unrelated individuals, found themselves a class, with a class spirit, a class yell, class interests, class antipathies and class ambitions.
Before Avis Everhard was born, John Stuart Mill, in his essay, ON LIBERTY, wrote: "Wherever there is an ascendant class, a large portion of the morality emanates from its class interests and its class feelings of superiority.
Objectives of this course include opportunities for one-on-one dialog beyond general class interest and providing references/contacts for use as future questions arise.
They are representing class interest, the government of India represents the national interest," said Aiyar.
In a democracy, the party of the majority is most likely to be constituted by those "who cling most tenaciously to the exclusive class interest.
I do not mean by this that people must necessarily articulate a fundamental class interest attributed to them on the basis of their class location.
8) Similarly, disciplines persist independent of the "external" society's class interest, in part because they engender material and professional interests in their continued survival - a fact evident whenever a university tries to abolish, for example, its geography department.
While Itoh warns of the abuses of bureaucracy and wishes a society in which-the direct producers control their social destiny, he is not sufficiently sensitive to the dynamics of class interest in the transition to private property and market relations in the collapse of Soviet communism.
High value categories, such as bottled water, which appeal to the aspirational middle class interest in healthier, hygienic and accountable goods, look set to be the main driver of this phenomenal forecast.
KENNETH R Jarrett repeats his conviction that the working class, despite myriad other in|uences, should vote solely on what he thinks is their class interest (Letters, May 19).
The objectives of this seminar are to present an overview of the practical aspects of compounding, to provide theory where it is helpful to predict behavior, to provide opportunities for one-on-one dialog for detail beyond general class interest, to utilize class expertise as a resource, and to provide references and contacts for participants to use as future questions arise.
Nowhere, in the history of our jurisprudence, has [the] power of the courts been more strongly exerted than in the matter of Negro rights, and nowhere has it been more swayed by prejudice and class interest.