- relating to land, land tenure, or the division of landed property: agrarian laws.
- pertaining to the advancement of agricultural groups: an agrarian movement.
- composed of or pertaining to farmers: an agrarian co-op.
- rural; agricultural.
- growing in fields; wild: an agrarian plant.
- a person who favors the equal division of landed property and the advancement of agricultural groups.
Origin of agrarian
Examples from the Web for agrarian
And in Agrarian Justice, he proposed taxing the landed rich to provide grants to young people and pensions to the elderly.Palin's Unlikely Hero
Harvey J. Kaye
November 17, 2009
This policy would have put Roosevelt in the same general category of agrarian reform as Stalin and Mao Tse-tung.Why The Right Should Leave FDR Alone
October 22, 2008
Posnania was menaced by an agrarian strike, but a settlement has been reached.The Paper Moneys of Europe
Francis W. Hirst
The movement is politically nearly as strong in the agrarian districts as elsewhere.Socialism
He was an Agrarian, who wanted every man desirous to own a farm to have one.
The Agrarian question was regarded generally as one of the most urgent.
The Czechs believe that Agrarian Reform should be the work of a generation.
- of or relating to land or its cultivation or to systems of dividing landed property
- of or relating to rural or agricultural matters
- a person who favours the redistribution of landed property
Word Origin and History for agrarian
1610s, "relating to the land," from Middle French loy agrarienne "agrarian law," from Latin Lex agraria, the Roman law for the division of conquered lands, from agrarius "of the land," from ager (genitive agri) "a field," from PIE *agro- (cf. Greek agros "field," Gothic akrs, Old English æcer "field;" see acre). Meaning "having to do with cultivated land" first recorded 1792.