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land reform

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.

land′-re·form′ adj.

land reform

n
(Agriculture) the redistributing of large agricultural holdings among the landless

land′ reform`


n.
any governmental program involving the redistribution of agricultural land among the peasants or farmers.
[1840–50]
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Noun1.land reform - a redistribution of agricultural land (especially by government action)
reform - a change for the better as a result of correcting abuses; "justice was for sale before the reform of the law courts"
governing, government activity, government, governance, administration - the act of governing; exercising authority; "regulations for the governing of state prisons"; "he had considerable experience of government"
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land reform

nriforma fondiaria
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