social system

Definitions of social system
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n the people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships

Synonyms:
social organisation, social organization, social structure, structure
Types:
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feudal system, feudalism
the social system that developed in Europe in the 8th century; vassals were protected by lords who they had to serve in war
patriarchate, patriarchy
a form of social organization in which a male is the family head and title is traced through the male line
matriarchate, matriarchy
a form of social organization in which a female is the family head and title is traced through the female line
meritocracy
a form of social system in which power goes to those with superior intellects
pluralism
a social organization in which diversity of racial or religious or ethnic or cultural groups is tolerated
class structure
the organization of classes within a society
segregation, separatism
a social system that provides separate facilities for minority groups
caste system
a social structure in which classes are determined by heredity
racial segregation
segregation by race
de facto segregation
segregation (especially in schools) that happens in fact although not required by law
de jure segregation
segregation that is imposed by law
purdah, sex segregation
the traditional Hindu or Muslim system of keeping women secluded
white separatism
a social system in which white people live separately from members of other races
Type of:
scheme, system
a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole

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