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class struggle

noun
1.
Also called class conflict. conflict between different classes in a community resulting from different social or economic positions and reflecting opposed interests.
2.
Also called class war, class warfare. (in Marxist thought) the struggle for political and economic power carried on between capitalists and workers.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
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British Dictionary definitions for class war

class struggle

noun
1.
(marxism) the class struggle, the continual conflict between the capitalist and working classes for economic and political power Also known as the class war
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class struggle definition


The idea, associated with Karl Marx, that conflict between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat is inevitable and will result in the triumph of socialism over capitalism.

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