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Bias based on social or economic class.

class′ist adj. & n.
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(Sociology) the belief that people from certain social or economic classes are superior to others
ˈclassist adj
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(ˈklæs ɪz əm)

a biased or discriminatory attitude based on distinctions made between social or economic classes.
class′ist, n.
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[ˈklɑːsɪzəm] Nclasismo m
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