Proletarius

PROLETARIUS, civil law. One who has no property to be taxed; and paid a tax only on account of his children, proles; a person of mean or common extraction. The word has become Frenchified, proletaire signifying one of the common people.

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adsiduusque aliquis scriptor, non proletarius' (Noct.
The Latin adjective proletarius, meaning "pertaining to the lowest class of citizens," was a derivative of proles, "offspring, progeny," the Roman belief apparently being that the humblest citizens had nothing to contribute to the state but their offspring.
Recordo el literato que luego de que una festividad escucho unos versos de los Anales de ENIO--poeta nacido en la Magna Grecia italiana, contemporaneo de CATON "el Censor"--en los que se hacia mencion a la palabra proletarius, se dirigio a un amigo experto en "derecho civil" para que le explicara el termino (Gel.
Afina esta categorizacion diastratica se hallan los terminos sermo proletarius, plebeius, vulgaris, inconditus.
En cambio, la legislacion y la jurisprudencia han encontrado su mayor desarrollo en el lexico romano (urbs, civitas, proletarius, regnum, imperium, etcetera): sabian que lo imaginario guiaba sus percepciones e instauraron un regimen donde el mundo se adecuaba a sus intereses: un ordo.