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  • Related to members of the middle class.
  • Related to capitalism.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Bour*geois" (&?;), n. [From a French type founder named Bourgeois, or fr. F. bourgeois of the middle class; hence applied to an intermediate size of type between brevier and long primer: cf. G. bourgeois, borgis. Cf. Burgess.] (Print.) A size of type between long primer and brevier. See Type.

&fist; This line is printed in bourgeois type.

||Bour*geois" (&?;), n. [F., fr. bourg town; of German origin. See Burgess.] A man of middle rank in society; one of the shopkeeping class. [France.]

a. Characteristic of the middle class, as in France.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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