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[prop-er-teed] /ˈprɒp ər tid/
owning property:
the propertied class.
Origin of propertied
1600-10; property + -ed3
Related forms
unpropertied, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The propertied classes will soon, to their sorrow, have to be convinced of this.

  • But for this the propertied classes must sacrifice their capitals.

    The History of a Lie Herman Bernstein
  • A certain aggressive radicalism against the ruling and propertied classes followed almost naturally from my circumstances.

    The New Machiavelli Herbert George Wells
  • The average young girl of the propertied classes is trained for marriage as for any other business.

  • The money marriages, so prevalent among our propertied classes, are nothing more than marriage by purchase.

    Woman and Socialism August Bebel
  • He restricted the ballot to the propertied class, balanced his power on too narrow a base, and it became top-heavy.

  • Among Pitt's papers is a curious estimate of the opinion of the propertied classes in the counties and chief towns of Ireland.

    William Pitt and the Great War John Holland Rose
  • It is not until the heroic age that a propertied class becomes differentiated from a class owning little or nothing.

  • But the propertied classes in the interior belonged chiefly to the Federalist party.

    Argentina W. A. Hirst
  • The propertied class derives from the victorious conquerors; the original inhabitants are without property.

British Dictionary definitions for propertied


owning land or property
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for propertied

"holding property," 1760, from property (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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