Meaning of lower orders in English:

lower orders


plural noun

  • The lower classes of society.

    ‘After the turn of the century, they joined the middle classes in their efforts to extend this norm to the lower orders of society.’
    • ‘These horizontal connections within the elite also had to be supplemented by vertical connections with the lower orders of Roman society.’
    • ‘Other writers stressed the need for a samurai to set an example to the lower orders of society by his conduct.’
    • ‘And what of his call for moral standards in society, especially among the lower orders?’
    • ‘The spread of the meeting from the ruling elites to the lower orders was closely linked to the rise of the voluntary association in industrialised societies.’