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social Darwinism

social Darwinism

noun

Definition of SOCIAL DARWINISM

:  an extension of Darwinism to social phenomena; specifically :  a sociological theory that sociocultural advance is the product of intergroup conflict and competition and the socially elite classes (as those possessing wealth and power) possess biological superiority in the struggle for existence
social Darwinist noun or adjective

First Known Use of SOCIAL DARWINISM

1887

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