Tiers etat

• The third estate, or commonalty, in France, answering to the commons in Great Britain; -- so called in distinction from, and as inferior to, the nobles and clergy.
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Tiers état

Tiers` é`tat' [ French] The third estate, or commonalty, in France, answering to the commons in Great Britain; -- so called in distinction from, and as inferior to, the nobles and clergy. » The refusal of the clergy and nobility to give the tiers état a representation in the States-general proportioned to th...
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