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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 ?
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.
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.
At the same time, ironically, the government and the state security forces are increasingly coming down hard on protests by the landless and homeless.
The landless movement, the housing movement in Sao Paulo, and the women's movement are highlighted.
Victims of social injustice; a study of women landless labourers.
The police were expelling the woman and 200 other landless people from property that the Indigenous say belongs to them in Lagoa Azul, which is in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, in March.
Landless Voices in Song and Poetry: The Movimento dos Sem Terra of Brazil.
Rajgopal, Janadesh 2007 roused 25,000 landless peasants, members of indigenous groups, and marginalized farmers to pressure the government into undertaking land reform.
Stang, 73, was shot six times at point-blank range in 2005 in retaliation for her work among landless peasants in the Amazon region of Brazil.