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third estate

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noun
  1. the third of the three estates or political orders: the commons in France or England.Compare estate(def 5).
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Origin of third estate

First recorded in 1595–1605
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Related Words for third estate

commonality, bourgeoisie, Everyman, Everywoman, vulgus, bourgeois, citizen, civilian, common, commoner, crowd, mass, mob, peasant, pleb, plebeian, populace, public, ruck

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third estate

noun
  1. the third order or class in a country or society divided into estates, esp for representation in a parliament; the commons, townsmen, or middle class
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