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the bourgeoisie

noun [S, + sing/pl verb] uk   /ˌbɔːʒ.wɑːˈziː/ us    /ˌbʊrʒ-/
(in Marxism) the part of society, including employers and people who run large companies, that has most of the money and takes advantage of ordinary workers: The new bourgeoisie, which was created by the Industrial Revolution, had money to spend and wanted to travel.
Translations of “the bourgeoisie”
in Chinese (Traditional) (馬克思主義理論中的)資産階級,資本家階級…
in Chinese (Simplified) (马克思主义理论中的)资产阶级,资本家阶级…
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