role partner (social role partner)

(noun) An individual whose role is defined in relation to another individual’s role.

Example: The parent role is defined in relation to the child role and the teacher role is defined in relation to the student role.

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: role partners
  • The terms role partner and social role partner are used interchangeably in a sociological context.
  • Variant form: role-partner
  • Role partner used in a sentence: My role partner is my coworker.

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