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Owning or having no land.

land′less·ness n.


(ˈlænd lɪs)

without landed property.
[before 1000]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.landless - owning no land; "the landless peasantry"
landed - owning or consisting of land or real estate; "the landed gentry"; "landed property"


A. ADJ [peasant] → sin tierras
B. NPL the landlesslos campesinos sin tierra


adjsans terre
landless peasants → des paysans sans terre
the landless → les sans terre mpl
References in classic literature ?
I have spoken with my two wards, Neville and Helena Landless, on the subject of their defective education, and they give in to the plan proposed; as I should have taken good care they did, whether they liked it or not.
Crisparkle called with his mother upon Miss Twinkleton, to arrange for the reception of Miss Helena Landless at the Nuns' House, the two other invitations having reference to that establishment were proffered and accepted.
Honeythunder to dinner, with a troubled mind (for the discomfiture of the dear old china shepherdess lay heavy on it), and gave his arm to Helena Landless.
With the landless gull, that at sunset folds her wings and is rocked to sleep between billows; so at nightfall, the Nantucketer, out of sight of land, furls his sails, and lays him to his rest, while under his very pillow rush herds of walruses and whales.
Thus the Durbeyfields, once d'Urbervilles, saw descending upon them the destiny which, no doubt, when they were among the Olympians of the county, they had caused to descend many a time, and severely enough, upon the heads of such landless ones as they themselves were not.
They were poor and landless while the region's lands were in the hands of a few powerful families.
This past February Sister Dorothy Stang was martyred in Brazil for defending the landless.
Sister Dorothy (73), a naturalized citizen of Brazil, had worked for over 20 years with landless peasants.
The daughter of poor, landless peasants, she worked on a collective farm until she was 95.
After about a century of consolidation, England's agrarian capitalists launched a series of foreign ventures, colonies they peopled with the landless laborers created by their landed fathers and grandfathers.
churches in a statement supporting Brazil's Landless Workers Movement.
His father, and those before him, were landless farmers who made wine from the fruit picked from these tall trees in return for shelter and food.