Home > S Words > stratified society

stratified society

Definition of Stratified Society

(noun) A society partly organized around formal social stratification, such as caste, class, or estate, that limits access to resources and prestige to some individuals.

Examples of Stratified Society

  • Typically, agrarian and industrialized societies.

Stratified Society Pronunciation

Usage Notes

Additional Information

Related Terms


Cite the Definition of Stratified Society

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “stratified society.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 24, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/stratified-society/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “stratified society.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 24, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/stratified-society/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“stratified society.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 24 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/stratified-society/>.