Definition of agrarian in English:

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agrarian

Pronunciation: /əˈɡrerēən/

adjective

1Relating to cultivated land or the cultivation of land.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.’

noun

A person who advocates a redistribution of landed property, especially as part of a social movement.
Example sentences
  • 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: /əˈɡrerēənizm/
noun

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with agrarian

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