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social stratification

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(Sociology) sociol the hierarchical structures of class and status in any society

social stratification

The ranking of social groups in a hierarchy. Castes, classes, and estates are different forms of social stratification.
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Noun1.social stratification - the condition of being arranged in social strata or classes within a group
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Which are the features of social stratification, according to my subjects; which are the status-related beliefs they share?
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