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Date: 1800-1900
Language: French
Origin: prolétariat, from Latin proletarius; PROLETARIAN

proletariat

noun
     
pro‧le‧tar‧i‧at

the proletariat

[+ singular or plural verb]SS the class of workers who own no property and work for wages, especially in factories, building things etc - used in socialist writings
proletarian adjective
proletarian noun [countable]

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