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- n. A piece of property (land) that is held (owned).
- n. The state of owning land.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. ownership of land; the state or fact of owning land.
- n. A holding in the form of land; the land owned by a person.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a holding in the form of land
- n. ownership of land; the state or fact of owning land
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Once again, the flexibility of Southeast Asian conceptualizations of polities meant that the ruler's power did not need to be based on rooted infrastructures such as landholding, bureaucracy, or highly institutionalized state organizations.
From being co-partners in pre-colonial landholding arrangement, they found themselves denied all access to economic resources, turning them into dependents.
And Greenpeace has bought a field there to sell off in small plots (hence my landholding), making it hard for the authorities to arrange compulsory purchase.
Those hired by the landholding families to commit the attack also burned farmers 'homes and crops and killed their animals.
She could begin to officially "govern" her estates and thereby establish herself as an experienced, landholding, authority figure.
Understandably, albeit not excusably, ostentatious landholding was favored most by new Whigs whose wealth and power came from trade.
As the colonists owned land, they quite naturally thought of themselves as possessing not only the rights of Englishmen in general, but of landholding Englishmen.
The story presumes a culture that recognizes a connection between landholding and preservation of a male name in a family lineage.
It is sadly evident that Tea Partiers would have instinctually aligned with the Law and Order Party's Governor Samuel Ward King, and against the constitutionalist movement that was led by the landholding Thomas Wilson Dorr, but largely manned by disenfranchised recent English and Irish immigrants.
"For the government, the countryside [is made up of] the landholding organizations and the agro-businesses, we practically don't exist," says Javier from the campesino movement in Cordoba, an organization that includes more than 1,500 families who have depended on traditional agriculture for generations.
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