agrarian









agrarian


adjective

  1. relating to land, land tenure, or the division of landed property: agrarian laws.
  2. pertaining to the advancement of agricultural groups: an agrarian movement.
  3. composed of or pertaining to farmers: an agrarian co-op.
  4. rural; agricultural.
  5. growing in fields; wild: an agrarian plant.

noun

  1. a person who favors the equal division of landed property and the advancement of agricultural groups.

adjective

  1. of or relating to land or its cultivation or to systems of dividing landed property
  2. of or relating to rural or agricultural matters

noun

  1. a person who favours the redistribution of landed property
adj.

1610s, “relating to the land,” from Middle French loy agrarienne “agrarian law,” from Latin Lex agraria, the Roman law for the division of conquered lands, from agrarius “of the land,” from ager (genitive agri) “a field,” from PIE *agro- (cf. Greek agros “field,” Gothic akrs, Old English æcer “field;” see acre). Meaning “having to do with cultivated land” first recorded 1792.

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