Definitions

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  • adjective Not propertied; not having property.

Etymologies

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From un- +‎ propertied.

Examples

  • Propertied (idle) class exploits unpropertied (working) class by accumulating control of the factors of production.

    Tax Cuts for the Rich, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • There the new voters—unpropertied workers of one sort or another—voted Federalist.

    Ratification

  • There the new voters—unpropertied workers of one sort or another—voted Federalist.

    Ratification

  • There the new voters—unpropertied workers of one sort or another—voted Federalist.

    Ratification

  • As the franchise expanded to the unpropertied, Jackson defeated the Boston Brahmin John Quincy Adams in 1828, laying to rest the once-dominant principle that the masses should submit to the rule of their natural betters.

    Bruce Schulman: When Elite Get Tough

  • Their tendency throughout history has been to create a propertied class and make it dominant over an unpropertied nation.

    Fr. McNabb Speaks - Is Bishop Gore a Distributist?

  • Then there arose a bitter enmity between the propertied and the unpropertied classes, and class hatred increased in intensity until finally it led in 1524 to the Peasants' War, which convulsed almost every corner of the Empire from the Alps to the Baltic.

    The Obstacle of Industrialism

  • One ingenious English argument, in contravention of these views, was that the colonists, like “nine tenths of the people of Britain” most of them unpropertied who did not choose their own representatives, were in effect represented in Parliament by those elected.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • One ingenious English argument, in contravention of these views, was that the colonists, like “nine tenths of the people of Britain” most of them unpropertied who did not choose their own representatives, were in effect represented in Parliament by those elected.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • In the course of the four acts, however, there are three scenes (II. ii; II. iii; III. i) that are not in the forest, but at unspecified and unpropertied places about the palace and Oliver's house.

    The Facts About Shakespeare

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