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agrarian

[uh-grair-ee-uh n] /əˈgrɛər i ən/
adjective
1.
relating to land, land tenure, or the division of landed property:
agrarian laws.
2.
pertaining to the advancement of agricultural groups:
an agrarian movement.
3.
composed of or pertaining to farmers:
an agrarian co-op.
4.
rural; agricultural.
5.
growing in fields; wild:
an agrarian plant.
noun
6.
a person who favors the equal division of landed property and the advancement of agricultural groups.
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20; < Latin agrāri(us) (agr- stem of ager field, acre + -ārius -ary) + -an; cf. agrestal
Related forms
agrarianly, adverb
nonagrarian, adjective, noun
proagrarian, adjective
superagrarian, adjective
unagrarian, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for proagrarian

agrarian

/əˈɡrɛərɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to land or its cultivation or to systems of dividing landed property
2.
of or relating to rural or agricultural matters
noun
3.
a person who favours the redistribution of landed property
Derived Forms
agrarianism, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin agrārius, from ager field, land
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Word Origin and History for proagrarian

agrarian

adj.

1610s, "relating to the land," from Middle French loy agrarienne "agrarian law," from Latin Lex agraria, the Roman law for the division of conquered lands, from agrarius "of the land," from ager (genitive agri) "a field," from PIE *agro- (cf. Greek agros "field," Gothic akrs, Old English æcer "field;" see acre). Meaning "having to do with cultivated land" first recorded 1792.

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