Part of speech: noun

The peasant class.

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Usage examples "peasantry":

  1. Mr. Lecky did not make any special study of the Catholic peasantry. - "Irish Nationality", Alice Stopford Green.
  2. Soon he had freed the peasantry from many of their former disabilities. - "Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman", Giberne Sieveking.
  3. The peasantry, including all dwelling in the open agricultural interior, were driven into the garrison towns or isolated places held by the troops. - "Our War with Spain for Cuba's Freedom", Trumbull White.