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Fit for cultivation, as by plowing.
Land fit to be cultivated.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin arābilis, from arāre, to plow.]

ar′a·bil′i·ty n.


the suitability of land for growing crops
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Noun1.arability - the quality of land that is appropriate for cultivationarability - the quality of land that is appropriate for cultivation
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
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As a result, crops are impacted and the arability of the land significantly decreases.
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The answer to this lies, crucially, with social norms (Rothbard, 1973); for example, farming must be more intensive east of the Mississippi than west of it, based on common practices, which are predicated in turn on arability of the land.