Tiers etat

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Tiers` e`tat´

1.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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Absolute and relative frequencies of nous, nos, and notre in works of the Societe de 1789, Sieyes Tiers Etat, the 1790 pamphlets of Marat and the speeches of Robespierre from the ARTFL database.