Proletary
Proletary Prol"e*ta*ry, n.; pl. {Proletaries}. [ L. proletarius, fr. proles offspring. Cf. {Prol['e]taire}.] (Rom. Antiq.) A citizen of the lowest class, who served the state, not with property, but only by having children; hence, a common person. [1913 Webster]

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