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land reform

any program, especially when undertaken by a national government, involving the redistribution of agricultural land among the landless.
Origin of land reform
1840-50, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A land-reform program limited land ownership, reduced rents, and redistributed formerly Japanese-owned land.

  • land-reform in its earliest stages, like trade unionism in England, was accompanied by disorder.

    Ireland and Poland Thomas William Rolleston
British Dictionary definitions for land-reform

land reform

the redistributing of large agricultural holdings among the landless
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