Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A movement for equitable distribution of land and for agrarian reform.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A social and political philosophy that advocates an equitable distribution of land.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An equal or equitable division of landed property; the principles or acts of those who favor a redistribution of land.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The principle or theory of an equal or uniform division of lands; more generally, any theory involving radical changes in the tenure of land, as the denial of the right of private property in it, and advocacy of its distribution and control by the government.
  • n. The movement or agitation in favor of agrarian views, or for the establishment of more favorable conditions in the use of land; violence exercised in pursuit of this object.

Etymologies

From Latin ager. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Sounds a lot like the National Revolution of Vichy France – the last major state to believe that prosperity lay in agrarianism.

    Matthew Yglesias » Michael McFaul on Russia

  • The term agrarianism derived partly from the ancient Roman agrarian law to redistribute property and Thomas Paine's 1797 work, Agrarian Justice Opposed to Agrarian Law, and to Agrarian Monopoly: Being a Plan for Meliorating the Condition of Man, By Creating in Every

    Advocating The Man: Masculinity, Organized Labor, and the Household in New York, 1800-1840

  • Furthermore, I am not one to try and sell the idea of agrarianism to others, I reckon you either see the benefits of it or you don't.

    Paradosis

  • Contemporary charges of Loco Foco "agrarianism" attempted to reify this bond by publicly associating the LFP with Working Man Thomas Skidmore's destabilizing vision of a world without inheritance where the state, rather than the father, measured out family property. 23

    Advocating The Man: Masculinity, Organized Labor, and the Household in New York, 1800-1840

  • I find other movements, such as agrarianism, as helpful to the cause of Christ.

    Christian Agrarianism Gets Noticed at Chalcedon

  • American liberalism at this time thus identified itself with the agrarian tradition, departing from the traditional association of agrarianism with conservative thought.

    Films in Fraught Times

  • He is best known as an enthusiastic nationalist and as an advocate of business interests during the period of the Jacksonian agrarianism.

    Five People Born on January 18 | myFiveBest

  • It combined moderate agrarianism, a Home Rule program with electoral functions, was hierarchical and autocratic in structure with Parnell wielding immense authority and direct parliamentary control.

    Daily Life in the British Parliament: Understanding the Political Parties | Edwardian Promenade

  • Though he is quite comfortable quoting Heidegger, he is the antithesis of a Heideggerian - uninterested in medieval agrarianism and utterly unpossessed of any religious affectation about the nature of work.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • My home town of Shillington, Pennsylvania, was peaceably shared by both parties, and by honorable double inheritance I was a Democrat: my father, raised as a Republican, had become a Roosevelt Democrat when thrown out of work at the outset of the Depression, and my grandfather Hoyer was a kind of Jacksonian Democrat, rooted deep in the dark soil of old Pennsylvania politics, with its passion over tariffs and agrarianism.

    On Not Being a Dove

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