The french society was divide into 3 estates.....
3. 3rd estate was again divided into three parts....
a) big businessmen,merchants,court officials,lawyers,etc .
b) peasants and artisans
c) small peasants,landless labour ,servants
the members of the first two estates enjoyed privileges by birth.the most important of these wereexemption frm paying taxes to the states.th nobles further enjoyed feudral privilages. the members of the 3rd estate suffered as they had to pay tax which were more than theri daily wages !!