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[huhz-buh nd-muh n] /ˈhʌz bənd mən/
noun, plural husbandmen.
a farmer.
Origin of husbandman
1300-50; Middle English husbondeman. See husband, man1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for husbandman
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for husbandman


noun (pl) -men
a farmer
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for husbandman

c.1300, "head of a family;" early 14c., "tiller of the soil," from husband (n.) + man (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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husbandman in the Bible

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.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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