- owning property: the propertied class.
Origin of propertied
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Examples from the Web for propertied
But we didn't want Tories, and all the propertied men are Tories.Ireland as It Is
Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Dissatisfaction, uncertainty and fear among the propertied classes.Our Revolution
The propertied classes will soon, to their sorrow, have to be convinced of this.Dictatorship vs. Democracy
But for this the propertied classes must sacrifice their capitals.
But for this the propertied classes must sacrifice their capital.
- owning land or property
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Word Origin and History for propertied
"holding property," 1760, from property (n.).
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