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rank society

Definition of Rank Society

(noun) A society that limits access to prestige but not to resources.

Example of Rank Society

  • Horticultural societies with chiefs by birth may have more authority but little economic advantage.

Rank Society Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: rank so·ci·e·ty

Audio Pronunciation

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– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /rAngk suh-sIE-uh-tee/
  • British English – /rAngk suh-sIE-uh-tee/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ræŋk səˈsaɪəti/
  • British English – /ræŋk səˈsaɪəti/

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Cite the Definition of Rank Society

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “rank society.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved February 24, 2020 (https://sociologydictionary.org/rank-society/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

rank society. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/rank-society/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “rank society.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed February 24, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/rank-society/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“rank society.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 24 Feb. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/rank-society/>.