Definition of agrarian in English:

agrarian

Syllabification: a·grar·i·an
Pronunciation: /əˈgre(ə)rēən
 
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adjective

  • 1Of or relating to cultivated land or the cultivation of land.
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    • According to Minister of Economy Nikolai Vassilev, agrarian land has been separated into 25 million parts.
    • In brief, Kuznets argued that a simple agrarian economy should generally exhibit low income levels and little inequality across groups.
    • The world as a whole needs to remain primarily agrarian - but if agriculture is just a business, then the fewer on the land, the better.
    Synonyms
    agricultural, rural, rustic, pastoral, countryside, farming
    literary georgic, sylvan, Arcadian
  • 1.1Relating to landed property.
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    • His agrarian reforms, especially those against large property, made him unpopular among the bourgeoisie.
    • Moreover, why measure pre-Second World War income inequality via the distribution of agrarian property and the quality of human capital?
    • Oddly, the elected government's plan included agrarian reforms and programs of aid to peasants and workers against the wishes of the upper classes and ‘foreign enterprises.’
  • 1.2Relating to a social system upon which agriculture is the sustaining foundation.

noun

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  • A person who advocates a redistribution of landed property, especially as part of a social movement.
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    • Political groupings include former communists, socialists, agrarians, liberals, nationalists and various centrist and independent forces.
    • There are social democrats, agrarians and other parties in the movement.
    • Social conservatives, fiscal conservatives, libertarians, agrarians, communitarians, foreign-policy hawks - who can figure them out?

Derivatives

agrarianism

Pronunciation: /-ˌizəm/
noun

Origin

early 17th century (originally designating a Roman law for the division of conquered lands): from Latin agrarius, from ager, agr- 'field'.

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