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landless

[land-lis]
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  1. without landed property; not owning land: a landless noble.

Origin of landless

before 1000; Middle English; Old English landlēas. See land, -less
Related formsland·less·ness, noun
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Historical Examples

  • The village, throttled by the grip of landlessness, always threw a certain surplus of labor-power on to the market.

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    Leon Trotsky