adjective Date: 1969 acquired or assigned arbitrarily (as at birth) <
ascribed social status

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  • ascribed — status …   Dictionary of sociology

  • Ascribed — Ascribe As*cribe , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ascribed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ascribing}.] [L. ascribere, adscribere, to ascribe; ad + scribere to write: cf. OF. ascrire. See {Scribe}.] 1. To attribute, impute, or refer, as to a cause; as, his death was… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ascribed — as·cribe || É™ skraɪb v. attribute to, charge to …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ascribed — carbides …   Anagrams dictionary

  • Ascribed characteristics — Ascribed characteristics, as used in the social sciences, refer to properties of an individual, over which that individual has very little, if any, control. Typical examples include race, ethnicity, gender, caste, height, and sexual orientation.… …   Wikipedia

  • Ascribed status — is the social status a person is given from birth or assumes involuntarily later in life. For example, a person born into a wealthy family has a high ascribed status. In contrast, an achieved status is a social position a person takes on… …   Wikipedia

  • ascribed status — Sociol. the social position assigned to a person on the basis of age, sex, race, etc. Cf. achieved status. [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • ascribed status — noun The social status a person that is given from birth or assumes involuntarily later in life. Ant: achieved status …   Wiktionary

  • ascribed status — See ascription ; status, achieved …   Dictionary of sociology

  • ascribed to him — attributed to him, imputed to him …   English contemporary dictionary

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