roturier

ro·tu·rier

 (rō-to͝or′ē-ā′, -tyo͝or′-)
n.
A commoner.

[French, from Old French, from roture, newly cultivated land, from Latin ruptūra, action of breaking; see rupture.]

roturier

(rɒˈtjʊərɪeɪ; rɒˈtʊərɪeɪ)
n
a freeholder or ordinary person
adj
plebeian
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Freedman further finds the musical press initially characterized by the desire to support the court and its cultural institutions, but, by the end of the period under consideration, musical treatises published the techniques and instruments through which readers could aspire to civility, and therefore at least potentially leave their roturier origins behind them.
Le discours se laisse infiltrer de plus en plus par le discours de caste et de mepris pour le roturier.
s Le Noble roturier in which sans-culotte egalitarianism takes the place of M.
36) The occupational status of the grooms in these contracts is as follows: nine noblemen, one of whom also held an office in the Cour des Comptes, Aides et Finance; six royal officers of roturier status; three doctors, two of whom were also professors in the medical faculty; two doctors of law, one of them also a university professor; and one man of unknown status.
Car de tous les etats, celui de marchand de calicot est certainement l'un des pires, et il y a de l'ironie a faire de l'amant d'Emilie de Fontaine un marchand de calicot, puisque si calicot qualifie le Bourgeois comme l'habit qualifie le gentilhomme, la pretention de porter un vetement qui ne lui est pas destine est chez un roturier une transgression absolue.
If bodily desire in its most basic form is repugnant to the dandy, and Baudelaire assures us that it is -- "sans le loisir et l'argent, l'amour ne peut etre qu'une orgie de roturier ou l'accomplissement d'un devoir conjugal" (2: 710) -- it is precisely because the male body, in its physical sense, has itself become a figure of repulsion in phallic culture.
Perhaps this does not change in a major way the word-play, in the central trio's playful diction, whereby the roturier hero becomes loyal chevalier and by the same process has his mock-saintly halo conferred upon him.
En effet, le conquerant y a garanti aux habitants << L'Entiere paisible propriete et possession de leurs biens, Seigneuriaux et Roturiers Meubles et Immeubles, Marchandises, Pelleteries, et Autres Effets, meme Leurs batiments de Mer>> (55).
El miembro del Tribunal Superior de Paris, Andre Tiraqueau, nos ofrece una definicion muy util en su obra escrita en latin "Commentarii de Nobilitate" (1549) y traducida al frances bajo el titulo "Traite de la Noblesse" (1678): "la noblesse est une qualite concedee par le Prince a celui qu'il eleve au dessus d'honnetes roturiers.
La medisance est dans l'air du pays, il y a une poussee de seve et une generosite du sol qui font fleurir les aventures dans le passe des gens, comme les anemones aux talus et aux noms roturiers des titres de noblesse.
An ordinary Muhutu who had not enough cows to pay the dowry would marry the girl of the common people and gradually fall into the roturiers.
They further argue that the influx of roturiers (commoners) into the aristocracy since the sixteenth century had undermined noble unity and had modified noble ideology by introducing middle class values.