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peasant proprietor

noun
1.
a peasant who owns land, especially the land he or she tills.
Origin of peasant proprietor
1785-1795
1785-95
Related forms
peasant proprietorship, noun
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  • Thus thrown into competition with slave labor the peasant proprietor found it impossible to sustain himself.

    The Planters of Colonial Virginia Thomas J. Wertenbaker
  • Some peasant proprietor, very likely, who rode his own horses.

    Alone Norman Douglas
  • I found sometimes the University professor and the bank manager without commissions, the peasant proprietor an officer.

    Bulgaria Frank Fox
  • Lack of resources caused the loss of the land, and the peasant proprietor found himself a tenant farmer.

    Government in Republican China Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger
  • I am convinced that there is many a peasant proprietor abroad who would jump at the offer to be an English farm labourer.

    An Old English Home S. Baring-Gould
  • This is a very high return for a small outlay; but it is completely beyond the means of any peasant proprietor.

  • Every peasant proprietor in France to-day holds his acres by virtue of Napoleonic legislation.

    The Ifs of History Joseph Edgar Chamberlin
  • In 1884 a motion to that effect was made in the Swedish Rigsdag by a peasant proprietor.

  • His father came of the peasant proprietor class, and only after forty years of service attained the rank of a noble.

    A Sportsman's Sketches Ivan Turgenev
  • The peasant proprietor, like every sensible owner of property, is hostile to Socialism.

    British Socialism J. Ellis Barker

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