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land reform

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noun
  1. any program, especially when undertaken by a national government, involving the redistribution of agricultural land among the landless.

Origin of land reform

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
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Historical Examples

  • Land-reform in its earliest stages, like trade unionism in England, was accompanied by disorder.

    Ireland and Poland

    Thomas William Rolleston

  • A land-reform program limited land ownership, reduced rents, and redistributed formerly Japanese-owned land.


British Dictionary definitions for land reform

land reform

noun
  1. the redistributing of large agricultural holdings among the landless
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