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  • proper n. The aristocratic social and political system established in France under the Valois and Bourbon dynasties, overthrown by the French Revolution of 1789.


From French Ancien Régime, from ancien ("former") + régime ("rule, order"). The word first appeared in English in print in 1794. (Wiktionary)


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