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salariat

Line breaks: sal¦ar|iat
Pronunciation: /səˈlɛːrɪət
 
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Definition of salariat in English:

noun

(the salariat)
Salaried white-collar workers: the public-sector salariat
More example sentences
  • The assemblies will, however, entirely change the face of local government - giving far greater opportunity for the salariat to flourish.
  • Scotland no longer has a middle class, either on the Victorian entrepreneurial model or within the Marxist concept of the bourgeoisie: instead, it has a Soviet-style nomenklatura, a public-sector salariat living well.
  • In a review of Naguib Mahfouz's work in this book, Ghosh argues that the claim often made for Mahfouz's work, that it was a microcosm of Egyptian life, is deluded because Mahfouz's subject is the urban salariat, narrowly defined.

Origin

early 20th century: from French, from salaire 'salary', on the pattern of prolétariat 'proletariat'.

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