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Definition of "agrarian" []

  • Relating to or concerning the land and its ownership, cultivation, and tenure. (adjective)
  • Relating to agricultural or rural matters. (adjective)
  • Intended to further agricultural interests: agrarian lobbyists. (adjective)
  • A person who favors equitable distribution of land. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "agrarian" in a sentence
  • "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."
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