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peasantry

[pez-uh n-tree] /ˈpɛz ən tri/
noun
1.
peasants collectively.
2.
the status or character of a peasant.
Origin of peasantry
1545-1555
1545-55; peasant + -ry
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British Dictionary definitions for peasantry

peasantry

/ˈpɛzəntrɪ/
noun
1.
peasants as a class
2.
conduct characteristic of peasants
3.
the status of a peasant
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Word Origin and History for peasantry
n.

1550s, from peasant + -ry.

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