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(n) 1. A section of the population in capitalist society that is deprived of a role in production.

(n) 2. The most impoverished section in capitalist society comprising mostly of vagrants, vagabonds, criminals, welfare recipients, drug addicts, etc.

(n) 3. A non-revolutionary current in capitalist society, in Marxist terms.

A socialist revolution could never come from the lumpenproletariat due to the fact that they have no stake in production.
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The mass of working-class citizens in a society who have little or no political awareness and are thus easily manipulated. (Karl Marx coined the term, and he didn't think much of these folk.)
The Republican Party takes the Christian lumpenproletariat vote for granted.
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