Ascribed status

the social position assigned to a person on the basis of kinship, ethnic group, sex, etc.
Historical Examples

Social status on this frontier depended more upon achieved status than ascribed status.
The Fair Play Settlers of the West Branch Valley, 1769-1784 George D. Wolf


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