Das Kapital

[ German dahs kah-pi-tahl ]

  1. a work (1867) by Karl Marx, dealing with economic, social, and political relations within society and containing the tenets on which modern communism is based.

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Das Kapital

[ (dahs kah-pi-tahl) ]

(3 vol., 1861, 1885, 1894) The greatest work by Karl Marx (see also Marx) on economics; the title is German for “capital.” It describes the capitalist system in highly critical terms and predicts its defeat by socialism.

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