from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Relating to or concerning the land and its ownership, cultivation, and tenure.
- adj. Relating to agricultural or rural matters.
- adj. Intended to further agricultural interests: agrarian lobbyists.
- n. A person who favors equitable distribution of land.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, or relating to, the ownership, tenure and cultivation of land
- adj. Agricultural or rural.
- n. A person who advocates the political interests of working farmers
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to fields, or lands, or their tenure; esp., relating to an equal or equitable division of lands.
- adj. Wild; -- said of plants growing in the fields.
- n. One in favor of an equal division of landed property.
- n. An agrarian law.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to lands, especially public lands; pertaining to the equal or uniform division of land.
- Growing in fields; wild: said of plants.
- n. One who favors an equal division of property, especially landed property, among the inhabitants of a country, or a change in the tenure of land.
- n. The land itself.
- n. An agrarian law.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relating to rural matters
There is Marx's account of "primitive accumulation" in English agrarian history in the 17th and 18th centuries in Capital.
While shifts in agrarian politics, economy, and society over the past two centuries have prompted certain adjustments, two patterns are striking in the local ceramic industry as women had, on a very small scale, begun to revive it in postwar Magude.
This book chronicles a high tech commune, where they were bound together not in agrarian pursuits but in a techno-cyber-public relations firm where they were always in contact remotely.
Yes, the word agrarian sure does come up a lot around here.
For example, we remember how it was practically a sacrilege to mention the word agrarian reform in the
It was difficult for them to work together with Yugoslavia which was a believer in agrarian democracy.
In the second novella, we’re told that “the accursed income tax” in agrarian, collectivized America is one percent of all a family buys or sells during a month, paid at the end of each month with produce or manufactured goods.
What Mr. Landes classifies as "agrarian millennialism" is illustrated by the Taiping in China in the mid-19th century.
Not for nothing was Mao's philosophy of government called "agrarian socialism."
My contention is that prior to the Revolutionary War, the economic modalities, especially in the southern colonies, could most aptly be characterized as agrarian, pre-capitalist --