Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Owning land or securities as a principal source of revenue.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Possessed of property.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Possessing property; holding real estate, or other investments of money.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective That owns property; especially that owns land or real estate and derives income from it

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective owning land or securities as a principal source of revenue

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Examples

  • An idea attractive to many of the have not's (including many of the young) and anathema to the have's (the "propertied" class).

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  • A proletariat -- those without property of any kind except their own labor power -- made its appearance, dependent on the propertied to employ them.

    Steve Fraser: Uncle Sam Doesn't Want You

  • White, propertied, hetero men could swim in the deep end, where liberties were allowed.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “Up from Slavery”

  • Or as Friedrich Engels used to put it: "This time there'll be a dies irae such as has never been seen before… all the propertied classes in the soup, complete bankruptcy of the bourgeoisie, war and profligacy to the nth degree."

    Why Marx Was Right by Terry Eagleton – review

  • Again, the one thing that matters to policy is that home ownership boosts voting for right wing parties and in general a conservative, propertied class point of view among voters.

    Matthew Yglesias » The High Cost of Subsidized Homeownership

  • In the bourgeois mind a class struggle is a terrible and hateful thing, and yet that is precisely what socialism is, -- a world-wide class struggle between the propertyless workers and the propertied masters of workers.

    Preface

  • And, the propertied interests are willing to indulge them, so long as the Law Lords have the final say on matters of real power, especially on non-justiciable matters like who won the 2000 election.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Constitutionality of the Filibuster

  • A proletariat -- those without property of any kind except their own labor power -- made its appearance, dependent on the propertied to employ them.

    Steve Fraser: Uncle Sam Doesn't Want You

  • Indeed, the hope was that virtually all mortgages would go bad, so that the property could be seized and transferred to our true propertied class of rightful owners -- those north of the 99th percentile -- while leaving the dispossessed homeowners in permanent debt peonage as a result of "reformed" bankruptcy law.

    L. Randall Wray: Nightmare on Wall Street

  • Especially blighted areas will be occupied by climate refugees who work as servants for the propertied classes.

    Turned Out Nice: How the British Isles Will Change as the World Heats Up by Marek Kohn

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