from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who lacks land or landed possessions; one who, like a younger son, inherits no territory: as, John Lackland, King of England.
  • Having no land.


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  • In the second "lackland" half, it is the instructive history of a scattered people, organically one, in spite of dispersion, by reason of its unshaken ideal traditions; a people accepting misery and hardship with stoic calm, combining the characteristics of the thinker with those of the sufferer, and eking out existence under conditions which no other nation has found adequate, or, indeed, can ever find adequate.

    Jewish History : an essay in the philosophy of history

  • As yet his dreams and speculations had turned to little personal profit, and he was as much a lackland as ever.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8

  • Too, there was the remote possibility that some lackland wanderer might come by and find a flaw in the protection of the Estates -- even somehow penetrate to the Residence.

    The Weakling

  • But they showed the instability of the usual lackland wanderers.

    The Weakling

  • There, he told himself, was the result of the carelessness of those lackland fools who had been entrusted with the defense of the home planet.

    The Weakling

  • Protector had been overcome by some predatory lackland wanderer, who had then managed by one means or another to secure his own accession to the estates of his victim.

    The Weakling

  • Even some lackland idiot should be able to understand that much.

    The Weakling

  • When John lackland subjected to cruel persecution the English bishops who, in spite of him, recognized Stephen Langton as Archbishop of Canterbury.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • As yet his dreams and speculations had turned to little personal profit; and he was as much a lackland as ever.

    Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete

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