ascribed status


noun Sociology.

the social position assigned to a person on the basis of kinship, ethnic group, sex, etc.

Nearby words

  1. ascorbic acid,
  2. ascospore,
  3. ascot,
  4. ascribable,
  5. ascribe,
  6. ascription,
  7. ascriptive,
  8. ascs,
  9. ascu,
  10. asculum


Origin of ascribed status

First recorded in 1965–70

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