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Definition of Master status

Master status Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Sociology
A position that is so central to the identity of the individual that it overshadows all other statuses.
Master status Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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In Sociology, master status is the social position that is the primary identifying characteristic of an individual. It is defined as "a status that has exceptional importance for social identity, often shaping a person's entire life"

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