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A member of the second of three divisions of peasantry (especially of Russian peasantry), between the poor (or labouring) peasant and the rich peasant.
1920s; earliest use found in Political Science Quarterly. After Russian srednij krest′janin; compare srednee krest′janstvo middle peasantry.
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