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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The third of the traditional social classes; the common people.

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  • n. The caste of commoners in France prior to 1789.
  • n. The commoners, collectively, in any society.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. In France, the tiers ├ętat.

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

  • n. the common people

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