And in agrarian Justice, he proposed taxing the landed rich to provide grants to young people and pensions to the elderly.
This policy would have put Roosevelt in the same general category of agrarian reform as Stalin and Mao Tse-tung.
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.