proletary

[proh-li-ter-ee]
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adjective, noun, plural pro·le·tar·ies.


Nearby words

  1. proletarian,
  2. proletarianism,
  3. proletarianize,
  4. proletariat,
  5. proletarize,
  6. proleukocyte,
  7. prolicide,
  8. prolidase,
  9. proliferate,
  10. proliferating endarteritis

Origin of proletary

1570–80; < Latin prōlētārius belonging to the lowest class of Roman citizens, i.e., those who contributed to the state only through their offspring, equivalent to prōlēt- (akin to prōlēs offspring; pro- pro-1 + -olēs (see adult)) + -ārius -ary

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