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collective farm

(especially in the Soviet Union) a farm, or a number of farms organized as a unit, worked by a community under the supervision of the state.
Origin of collective farm
1915-20 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for collective farm
  • If you lived in the countryside, you worked on a collective farm.
  • There were also fishing camps, collective farm camps, and factory camps.
  • In its conception the drama of the collective farm and its growth as a community of the unemployed is a drama of idealism.
  • There he goes to work on what is euphemistically called a collective farm.
  • The compact called for dividing the collective farm into plots by family and then letting each family keep the profits.
  • Agriculture has been significantly strengthened after the elimination of the collective farm system.
  • Owners of privatized farms regularly compelled former state or collective farm workers to pick cotton.
  • Farmers had a difficult time getting access to machinery or other necessities without being in a collective farm.
  • The livestock was distributed in a similar manner to families living within collective farm villages.
  • The practice denounced was that of parcelling out parts of a collective farm to small teams, or sub-groups, of collective farmers.
British Dictionary definitions for collective farm

collective farm

(chiefly in Communist countries) a farm or group of farms managed and owned, through the state, by the community Russian name kolkhoz
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collective farm in Culture

collective farm definition

In socialist or communist countries, such as the former Soviet Union, a collective is a cooperative association of farmers who work land owned by the state but who own most of their own farm implements.

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