Ruptuary Rup"tu*a*ry (?; 135), n. [Cf. Roturier.] One not of noble blood; a plebeian; a roturier. [R.] [1913 Webster]

The exclusion of the French ruptuaries (``roturiers,'' for history must find a word for this class when it speaks of other nations) from the order of nobility. --Chenevix. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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