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a·grar·i·an

 (ə-grâr′ē-ən)
adj.
1. Relating to the cultivation of land; agricultural: an agrarian economy.
2. Relating to or concerning the land and its ownership, cultivation, and tenure: agrarian reform.
n.
A person who favors equitable distribution of land.

[From Latin agrārius, relating to the land, from ager, agr-, field; see agro- in Indo-European roots.]
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agrarian

(əˈɡrɛərɪən)
adj
1. (Agriculture) of or relating to land or its cultivation or to systems of dividing landed property
2. (Agriculture) of or relating to rural or agricultural matters
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person who favours the redistribution of landed property
[C16: from Latin agrārius, from ager field, land]
aˈgrarianism n
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a•grar•i•an

(əˈgrɛər i ən)

adj.
1. relating to land, land tenure, or the division of landed property.
2. pertaining to the promotion of agricultural interests: an agrarian movement.
3. composed of or pertaining to farmers: an agrarian co-op.
4. rural; agricultural.
n.
5. a person who favors the equal division of landed property and the promotion of agricultural interests.
[1610–20; < Latin agrāri(us) (agr- s. of ager field, acre + -ārius -ary) + -an1]
a•grar′i•an•ism, n.
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agrarian

Being or belonging to a society based on cultivating crops.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.agrarian - relating to rural mattersagrarian - relating to rural matters; "an agrarian (or agricultural) society"; "farming communities"
rural - living in or characteristic of farming or country life; "rural people"; "large rural households"; "unpaved rural roads"; "an economy that is basically rural"
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agrarian

adjective agricultural, country, land, farming, rural, rustic, agrestic a highly developed agrarian economy
industrial, urban
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Translations
agraragrarisk

agrarian

[əˈgrɛərɪən]
A. ADJagrario
B. CPD agrarian reform Nreforma f agraria
agrarian revolution Nrevolución f agraria
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agrarian

[əˈgrɛərɪən] adj [reform, economy, society] → agraire
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agrarian

adjAgrar-; agrarian reformAgrarreform f; agrarian societyAgrargesellschaft f
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agrarian

[əˈgrɛərɪən] adjagrario/a
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