Social standing based on a perceived "class" of lower and higher status, higher being the best or most elite.
Key passages
Es 3:1–6

After these things King Ahasuerus promoted Haman son of Hammedatha the Agagite, and he exalted him and set his position above all the officials who were with him. And all of the king’s servants who were at the gate of the king were kneeling and bowing down to Haman; for so …

Es 7:8

And the king returned from the palace garden to the banquet hall, where Haman was lying prostrate on the couch that Esther was on, and the king said, “Will he also molest the queen with me in the house?” As the words went from the king’s mouth they covered Haman’s face.

Sir 13:9

When a powerful person invites you, be reserved, and he will invite you so much more.

Sir 13:21–23

A rich person who wobbles is supported by friends, but the humble who has fallen is pushed away by his friends. When the rich stumbles, there are many protectors; he said unspeakable things, and they justified him. The humble man stumbled and they rebuked him; he spoke with intelligence, and …