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landless

[land-lis] /ˈlænd lɪs/
adjective
1.
without landed property; not owning land:
a landless noble.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English landlēas. See land, -less
Related forms
landlessness, noun
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  • Meanwhile, landless squatters moved in from adjacent lots, working plots whose ownership the government failed to resolve.
  • Some of the land was allocated to poor landless blacks.
  • landless and near-landless households everywhere depend on nonfarm earnings.
  • Labor-intensive cash crops can also provide employment for the landless.

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