formal sociology

noun

Definition of formal sociology

: a branch of sociology concerned with the modes of recurrent social relationships (as competition, division of labor, supraordination, and subordination) that are conceived to exist in any type of human association

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“Formal sociology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/formal%20sociology. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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