The origins of the French revolution

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Tax farming
A system where the government agrees a tax assessment figure for an area, which is then collected by a company that bids for the right to collect it.
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Guild
An organisation that tightly controls entry into a trade.
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Parlements
Consisted of 13 high courts of appeal. All edicts handed down by the crown could not be enforced until registered by the parlements.
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Feudal dues
Either financial or work obligations imposed on the peasantry by landowners.
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Bourgeoise
Usually translated as middle class. In the eighteenth century it carried a much less precise meaning and applied mainly to those who lived in towns and made a living through their intellectual skills or business practices.
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Artisan
A skilled worker or craftsman.
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Sans-culottes
Literally those who wear trousers and not knee-breaches (bourgeoisie) and has implications regarding social class.
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Deficit
When expenditure is greater than income it results in a deficit.
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Guild

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An organisation that tightly controls entry into a trade.

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Parlements

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Feudal dues

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Bourgeoise

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