[ uh-grair-ee-uh n ]
/ əˈgrɛər i ən /


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

1610–20; < Latin agrāri(us) (agr- stem of ager field, acre + -ārius -ary) + -an; cf. agrestal

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British Dictionary definitions for agrarian


/ (əˈɡrɛərɪən) /


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

Derived Forms

agrarianism, noun

Word Origin for agrarian

C16: from Latin agrārius, from ager field, land
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