peasantry

[ pez-uh n-tree ]
/ ˈpɛz ən tri /

noun

peasants collectively.
the status or character of a peasant.

Origin of peasantry

First recorded in 1545–55; peasant + -ry
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peasantry

/ (ˈpɛzəntrɪ) /

noun

peasants as a class
conduct characteristic of peasants
the status of a peasant
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