Rup"tu*a*ry (?; 135), n. [Cf. Roturier.]

One not of noble blood; a plebeian; a roturier.

[R.]

The exclusion of the French ruptuaries ("roturiers," for history must find a word for this class when it speaks of other nations) from the order of nobility. Chenevix.

 

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