social structure

noun

Definition of social structure

1 : the internal institutionalized relationships built up by persons living within a group (such as a family or community) especially with regard to the hierarchical organization of status and to the rules and principles regulating behavior
2 : the social organization of a society constituting an integrated whole

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“Social structure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/social%20structure. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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