labor, labour, working class, proletariat(noun)
a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages
"there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field"
The working class or lower class.
The wage earners collectively, excluding salaried workers.
In ancient Rome, the lowest class of citizens, who had no property.
Origin: From prolétariat, from proletarius, from proles
the indigent class in the State; the body of proletarians
The proletariat is a term used to describe the class of wage-earners in a capitalist society whose only possession of significant material value is their labor; a member of such a class is a proletarian.
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the name given to the lowest and poorest class in the State, and which still retains the original Roman meaning, as denoting, from proles, offspring, one who enriches the State not by his prosperity, but by his progeny.
The numerical value of proletariat in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of proletariat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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Litigation A form of hell whereby money is transferred from the pockets of the proletariat to that of lawyers.
Literature must become party literature. Down with unpartisan litterateurs! Down with the superman of literature! Literature must become a part of the general cause of the proletariat.
The true fanatic is a theocrat, someone who sees himself as acting on behalf of some super personal force the Race, the Party, History, the proletariat, the Poor, and so on. These absolve him from evil, hence he may safely do anything in their service.
If the Revolution has the right to destroy bridges and art monuments whenever necessary, it will stop still less from laying its hand on any tendency in art which, no matter how great its achievement in form, threatens to disintegrate the revolutionary environment or to arouse the internal forces of the Revolution, that is, the proletariat, the peasantry and the intelligentsia, to a hostile opposition to one another. Our standard is, clearly, political, imperative and intolerant.
The consistent anarchist should be a socialist, but a socialist of a particular sort. He will not only oppose alienated and specialized labor and look forward to the appropriation of capital by the whole body of workers, but he will also insist that this appropriation be direct, not exercised by some elite force acting in the name of the proletariat. Some sort of council communism is the natural form of revolutionary socialism in an industrial society. It reflects the intuitive understanding that democracy is largely a sham when the industrial system is controlled by any form of autocratic elite, whether of owners, managers, and technocrats, a vanguard party, or a State bureaucracy.
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- proletariaat, töölisklassEstonian
- proletariaatti, alaluokka, työväenluokka, proletaarit, palkansaajatFinnish
- mòr-sluaghScottish Gaelic
- プロレタリアート, 無産階級Japanese
- пролетаријат, proletarijatSerbo-Croatian
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