from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Measures, such as the division of large properties into smaller ones, that are taken to bring about a more equitable apportionment of agricultural land.
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- n. a redistribution of agricultural land (especially by government action)
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Carranza declared himself president and reluctantly and under great pressure adopted Zapata's land reform program, though he did little to put it into action.
The PRI bought out or killed agrarian leaders, all the while paying verbal homage to Zapata and carrying out as little land reform as possible.
For example, the Gracchi brothers had been assassinated in 133 and 122 B.C. after trying to put through land reform for the common people of Rome.