husbandman

[huhz-buhnd-muhn]
noun, plural husbandmen.
a farmer.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English husbondeman. See husband, man1

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husbandman (ˈhʌzbəndmən)
 
n , pl -men
a farmer

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Husbandman definition


one whose business it is to cultivate the ground. It was one of the first occupations, and was esteemed most honourable (Gen. 9:20; 26:12, 14; 37:7, etc.). All the Hebrews, except those engaged in religious services, were husbandmen. (See AGRICULTURE.)

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Example sentences
They had no violent feudal tenure, but the husbandman owned the land.
The yield is sufficient to repay the labors of the husbandman, but is gratuitously thrown at his feet.
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