Meaning of bourgeoisie

bour•geoi•sie

Pronunciation: (boor"zhwä-zē' Fr. b&oomacrr-zhwa-zē'), [key]
— n.
  1. the bourgeois class.
  2. (in Marxist theory) the class that, in contrast to the proletariat or wage-earning class, is primarily concerned with property values.
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