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peasant proprietor

a peasant who owns land, especially the land he or she tills.
Origin of peasant proprietor
First recorded in 1785-95
Related forms
peasant proprietorship, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Some peasant proprietor, very likely, who rode his own horses.

    Alone Norman Douglas
  • Every peasant proprietor in France to-day holds his acres by virtue of Napoleonic legislation.

    The Ifs of History

    Joseph Edgar Chamberlin
  • Lack of resources caused the loss of the land, and the peasant proprietor found himself a tenant farmer.

    Government in Republican China Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger
  • This is a very high return for a small outlay; but it is completely beyond the means of any peasant proprietor.

  • In 1884 a motion to that effect was made in the Swedish Rigsdag by a peasant proprietor.

  • I found sometimes the University professor and the bank manager without commissions, the peasant proprietor an officer.

    Bulgaria Frank Fox
  • Too frequently the peasant proprietor, if he is not very provident, runs short of money after one or two bad seasons.

    Political economy W. Stanley Jevons
  • The decay of home industries was also a heavy blow to the smaller yeoman and the peasant proprietor.

  • Thus thrown into competition with slave labor the peasant proprietor found it impossible to sustain himself.

    The Planters of Colonial Virginia Thomas J. Wertenbaker
  • His father came of the peasant proprietor class, and only after forty years of service attained the rank of a noble.

    A Sportsman's Sketches Ivan Turgenev

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