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Person who work for a living in distinction from those who own for a living. Synonym to worker, both used in socialistic literature and argumentation.

Prol`e*ta"ri*an (?), a. [L. proletarius. See Proletary.]

Of or pertaining to the proletaries; belonging to the commonalty; hence, mean; vile; vulgar.

"Every citizen, if he were not a proletarian animal kept at the public cost." De Quincey. --


A proletary.


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