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proletary

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